New Weapon in China’s War on Air Pollution: The Amended Air Law | Wilson Center
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New Weapon in China’s War on Air Pollution: The Amended Air Law

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*The event will be LIVE webcasted.*

China just amended its 15-year-old Air Pollution Control Law mandating stricter emission limits, heavier penalties for violators, and for the first time puts emission requirements on ships docking in the country’s smog-plagued ports. The updated law promotes the usage of cleaner coal, but it does not set a cap on coal consumption. Presentations by Steve Wolfson (U.S. EPA); Li Shuo (Greenpeace East Asia); and Ranping Song (World Resources Institute) will cover what the air law means for the ongoing efforts to lower pollution and cap coal consumption, as well as reflect on China climate policy’s performance and key actions to watch during the 13th Five-Year Plan.

Photo Credit: Gus Greeper

 

Speakers

  • Steve Wolfson

    Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Li Shuo

    Senior Climate & Energy Policy Officer, Greenpeace East Asia
  • Ranping Song

    Developing Countries Climate Action Manager, Global Climate Program, World Resources Institute