|Yes, Business Can Fix Pollution in China|
|by Tom McGregor||Fri, Jan 25, 2013, 01:52 AM|
Beijing: The Chinese government had announced a bold strategy to tackle pollution and excessive energy consumption. The news comes is welcomed relief for urban citizens contending with pollution that has plagued their daily lives. Nevertheless, lessening pollution and reducing energy consumption is not so simple.
Clearing the air in China could take many years and potentially harm the growth of the national economy. If stricter regulations are adopted then some manufacturing plants could shut down, which would mean job losses for thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of employees.
It’s understandable that Beijing intends to crack down on heavy polluters, but it’s more important to take a common sense approach that would promote sustainable development that coincides with a pro-business approach. To do otherwise, could cause unanticipated social consequences.
Yes, more reasonable regulations are necessary, but there are other solutions as well. Beijing is taking the right approach to encourage more companies to develop innovative eco-friendly products and boost its supply of alternative energy resources by constructing more wind turbines and solar cells.
Let’s take a closer look at China’s grand vision:
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