Study on the National Control of the Important Air Pollutant--Volatile Organic Compounds (ADB-48059-001)

  • China
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Aug 18, 2014
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People's Republic of China, Ministry of Environmental Protection
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  • Energy
  • Law and Government
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Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.40 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 10, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 29, 2016

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Project Description

According to ADB Technical Assistance Report, the TA is the first initiative on VOC pollution control in the PRC. Based on the PRC’s needs regarding pollution control, and building on past ADB initiatives, the TA will help develop a road map for improving the control of VOC emissions from industrial sources in the PRC, including requirements for a legislative framework, institutional arrangements, and regulations. In addition, the TA will help prepare an outline management plan for the petrochemical industry for the control and prevention of VOC emissions.

The impact will be improved air quality through effective VOC emission control in the PRC. Comprehensive VOC control measures will be implemented in key industries by 2017. The outcome will be improved management of VOC emissions through introducing a new policy and regulatory framework in the PRC.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Project Officer: Ancora, Maria Pia
East Asia Department, ADB
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