Recently, Jiangsu provincial government issued the Program for Building an Ecological and Environmental Standard System of Jiangsu Province (2018-2022), specifying that by the end of 2022, 100 ecological and environmental standards will be formulated and revised. The standards fall under six categories, namely environmental quality (3), discharge of pollutants (26), environmental monitoring (11), management specifications (24), engineering specifications (29), and implementation assessment (7).
The program calls for concerted efforts of various authorities concerned, including the Jiangsu Department of Ecology and Environment, the Jiangsu Administration for Market Regulation, the Jiangsu Department of Science and Technology, the Jiangsu Department of Industry and Information Technology, etc.
Meanwhile, in order to ensure that standards are formulated and revised in a more scientific manner, relevant research projects will be launched, and universities, research institutes, and key enterprises and public institutions are encouraged to participate in the initiative. Jiangsu provincial government also earmarked RMB 40 million in a special fund to facilitate the work.
It is hoped that the consolidated institutional arrangements can promote industrial upgrading with more stringent environmental standards, boost scientific and technological innovation and contribute to the national battle against environmental pollutions.