clockwise from top left: Wang Jinnan, Gao Minxue, Lei Ming, Lei Ming
Group Leader: Pan Yue
Members: Wang Jinnan, Gao Minxue, Lei Ming, Cao Dong, Guo Xiaomin, Jiang Hongqiang, Zhao Yue, Zhou Guohai, Fu Deqian, Lei Ming
Special Consultant: Niu Wenyuan
The State Environmental Protection Administration and National Statistics Bureau published China’s first Green GDP (gross domestic product) Accounting Report in September 2006. Starting in March 2004, the research group collected and analyzed data related to pollution caused by 42 industries, projected controlling costs, and environmental degradation costs across the country. According to the report, nationwide environmental pollution caused 511.8 billion yuan of economic losses (US$61.8 billion) in 2004, or 3.05 percent of total GDP.
(China.org.cn, January 29, 2006)