Posts of Environmental Policies

China issues regulations on groundwater management

Total groundwater withdrawal limits, no-withdrawal zones, contamination control measures to be introduced

Environmental Policies Water

At an executive meeting on September 15, China’s State Council passed regulations to manage the country’s groundwater, which were published on October 21 and will come into effect on December …

Malaysia announces 12th Malaysia Plan (2021-2025)

Incorporating EPR regulations on e-waste, etc.

Circular Economy Climate Change Environmental Policies Sustainability Chemical Substances (Products) Wastes (Products) Product Designs Container/Packaging Water Climate Change Environmental Management Electrical and Electronic Equipments Chemical Products

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Ismail Sabri on September 27, 2021, announced the latest national five-year plan, the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (hereinafter “the Plan”). The Plan focuses on three main themes: (1) …

Vietnam releases official comments over false media coverage of Law on Environmental Protection 2020

Environmental Policies Wastes (Products) Container/Packaging Environmental Management Automobiles Motorcycles Batteries Household Appliances IT Equipments Office Equipments

On September 22, 2021, the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) released an official statement over some incorrect media coverage regarding the Law on Environmental Protection 2020. According …

China publishes draft revision of noise pollution control law

Noise limits set for electrical equipment, other machines

Environmental Policies Noise Automobiles Motorcycles Non-road Mobile Machinery Vessels Household Appliances IT Equipments Office Equipments

The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress published a draft revision of the Noise Pollution Control Law (噪声污染防治法) to solicit comments after deliberating on the revision. Comments will be …

Singapore announces public consultation on new regulations for five chemicals

NEA intends to add five substances under review in the Stockholm Convention and the Rotterdam Conventions into the Environmental Protection and Management Act

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On August 30, 2021, the National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA) released a proposal of national legislations for five chemicals that are being reviewed as new controlled substances in the …

METI of Japan Compiles Measures for Homes and Buildings to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Publication of “energy conservation measures in homes and buildings for a decarbonized society”

Climate Change Environmental Policies Sustainability Climate Change Environmental Management

On August 23, 2021, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) published a report of “energy conservation measures in housing and buildings for a decarbonized society”.   The main …

Japan, METI releases interim report on regulations for fuel cell vehicles

Aiming to create a safe platform for a new hydrogen society and to resolve issues that have emerged as the introduction of fuel cell vehicles has expanded

Clean Energy Environmental Policies Transport equipment and Mobile machinery Automobiles

On June 28, 2021, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) released an interim report on the state of regulations for fuel cell vehicles (FCV). In the report, current …

Brief report: Public consultation for new regulations on e-waste, ELV and waste packaging management of Vietnam (2)

Q&A on the proposed EPR system

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On June 16, 2021, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), held a webinar on hearing comments for …

Brief report: Public consultation for new regulations on e-waste, ELV and packaging waste management of Vietnam (1)

Overview of the proposed EPR system

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On June 16, 2021, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), held a webinar on hearing comments for …