Strategic environmental impact assessment fulcrums sustainable development of a nation. Sustainable development in turn determines if a grand undertaking of reinvigorating the nation can be achieved. China too has to work out to include strategic environmental impact assessment to achieve sustainable growth. The country’s economic growth relies on resource consumption, where the country ranks low in the globe average. In the past, when drawing up major economic policies, the impact of various measures likely to have on the environment were seldom taken into consideration. This often led to serious problems. If decision-making bodies consider the potential environmental impact more while drafting construction or other social plans, it is not only pollution that could be cut but also economic losses and social friction reduced.
Via: China Daily