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China's Corporate Environmental Credit System

ELR Article

In 2014, the central government of China announced a plan to create by 2020 a corporate environmental credit system (ECS), an incentive mechanism to deter companies’ environmental violations and promote a culture of environmental law...

Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2020

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In China, the year 2020 witnessed further evolution of environmental protection and development of legislation. This included adoption of the Civil Code, which contains several provisions on natural resources and environmental liability...

H. Res. 922

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Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2019

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The Communist Party of China (CPC) reaffirmed its emphasis on environmental protection in a decision adopted by the fourth plenum of its 19th Central Committee, held in December 2019.1 Part 10 of this decision specifically addresses...

H. Res. 1177

ELR Congressional Update

China’s Emissions Trading System: What the United States and China Can Teach Each Other

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China is working hard on an ambitious policy to become a world leader in addressing climate change, with plans to transform its energy policy primarily using carbon emissions trading. The National Development and Reform Commission...

An Exploration of and Reflection on China’s System of Environmental Public Interest Litigation

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Commensurate with its significant environmental problems, China’s environmental protection laws and court system have undergone profound changes in the past two years. In this Comment, the authors highlight the development and...

Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2016

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The year 2016 witnessed the adoption or revision of several of China’s environmental laws by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, as well as some major judicial initiatives by the Supreme People’s Court. This...