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A Path to Win the War on Pollution? Environmental Law Reform in China

The pressure on polluters in China is likely to intensify with the revisions of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law and moving towards the creation of a national framework for emissions trading.

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Apr. 14, 2015
9:00am – 11:00am

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5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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A Path to Win the War on Pollution? Environmental Law Reform in China

In order to meet the country’s increasingly ambitious air emission targets, Chinese policymakers have unleashed a wave of environmental reforms—from increasing pollutant discharge disclosure requirements and ratcheting up pollution penalties, to authorizing NGOs to bring public interest lawsuits against polluters. The pressure on polluters is likely to intensify with the revisions of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law and moving towards the creation of a national framework for emissions trading. Speakers will assess the prospects of these environmental reforms, as well as discuss how these new laws are linked to broader governance reforms to enhance transparency, public participation, and capacity in environmental protection.

(Photo credit to Asia Society Center on US-China Relations)


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China Environment Forum

Since 1997, the China Environment Forum's mission has been to forge U.S.-China cooperation on energy, environment, and sustainable development challenges. We play a unique nonpartisan role in creating multi-stakeholder dialogues around these issues.  Read more

Global Risk and Resilience Program

The Global Risk and Resilience Program (GRRP) seeks to support the development of inclusive, resilient networks in local communities facing global change. By providing a platform for sharing lessons, mapping knowledge, and linking people and ideas, GRRP and its affiliated programs empower policymakers, practitioners, and community members to participate in the global dialogue on sustainability and resilience. Empowered communities are better able to develop flexible, diverse, and equitable networks of resilience that can improve their health, preserve their natural resources, and build peace between people in a changing world.  Read more

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