This paper aims at introducing a comparison between soil environment management systems of Europe and P.R.China. Main features of soil environment management systems of P.R.China and EU—and/or some EU selected countries—are analyzed, focusing on their respective development history, management procedure, information release, stakeholder involvement, soil monitoring system, financial mechanism, assessment of the policy implement, as well as providing an overview of policies, laws, regulations and standards pertinent to soil environment management, and the introduction about their latest progress. On the basis of the comparison between the two systems, the following shortcomings are individuated in the case of Chinese soil environment management: (a) lack of adequate monitoring system(s) and detailed background information; (b) shortcomings in risk assessment practices; (c) rigidity in the soil quality standards, not adaptable to the diverse soil conditions in China; (d) lack of remediation standards, as well as standards pertinent to the assessment of most appropriate remediation technologies. In the final section of the paper, a few recommendations are put forward with reference to the enhancement of soil environmental management in P.R.China—with particular reference to standards—consistently with the major priorities individuated by the State Council in defining soil environment protection and integrated treatment in the near future.

Comparison Between the Soil Environment Management Systems of Europe and China and Some Related Suggestions

BROMBAL, Daniele;GIUBILATO, Elisa;Andrea Critto;MARCOMINI, Antonio
2013-01-01

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This paper aims at introducing a comparison between soil environment management systems of Europe and P.R.China. Main features of soil environment management systems of P.R.China and EU—and/or some EU selected countries—are analyzed, focusing on their respective development history, management procedure, information release, stakeholder involvement, soil monitoring system, financial mechanism, assessment of the policy implement, as well as providing an overview of policies, laws, regulations and standards pertinent to soil environment management, and the introduction about their latest progress. On the basis of the comparison between the two systems, the following shortcomings are individuated in the case of Chinese soil environment management: (a) lack of adequate monitoring system(s) and detailed background information; (b) shortcomings in risk assessment practices; (c) rigidity in the soil quality standards, not adaptable to the diverse soil conditions in China; (d) lack of remediation standards, as well as standards pertinent to the assessment of most appropriate remediation technologies. In the final section of the paper, a few recommendations are put forward with reference to the enhancement of soil environmental management in P.R.China—with particular reference to standards—consistently with the major priorities individuated by the State Council in defining soil environment protection and integrated treatment in the near future.
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