Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Another key issue will be whether the plan spells out targets for individual provinces on energy and carbon intensity.

China 's commitment to meeting environmental targets was underlined when provinces are trying to shut down abruptly in the last crop year to fulfill the goals of the last five-year plan.

With the central government to keep a closer eye on the progress of the provinces, the National Development and Reform Commission - the country 's top economic planning body - fighting recently the names of those to achieve goals published.

"The Chinese government has it pretty clear that they expect that these objectives are achieved. This time, the provinces know that now, so it \ to work from the start," said Seligsohn.

Tania Branigan


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