Action plan for establishing China’s national emission control area

In December 2019, the China Ministry of Transport released an upgraded action plan for establishing a national domestic emission control area (DECA). This action plan marks China’s ambition to keep pace with world-class environmental regulations. This policy update provides an overview of the national DECA plan and compares it to the regional DECA as well as its likely successor—International Maritime Organization’s Emission Control Areas (IMO ECA).