Environmental Law in China

Environmental Law in China : Mitigating Risk and Ensuring Compliance

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In recent years, China's leaders have started to confront the environmental, economic, and social costs of unchecked development. China's increasing reliance on foreign oil has engendered national security fears and launched a drive for more efficient transportation systems and domestic renewable energy projects. Meanwhile, pressure from a rising middle class and the international community has focused leadership attention on ways to make China's economic engine run more efficiently and with less impact upon the domestic and global environment. This profound shift in priorities has elevated environmental sustainability to the top of the national agenda. To advance this new agenda, the environmental laws that China has enacted over the past thirty years are being strengthened, and new environmental regulations and standards are being issued everyday. Entities operating in China are faced with the need to understand the impact of China's environmental law requirements upon their businesses, and to take actions to ensure that they are in compliance with those requirements. In Environmental Law in China: Managing Risk and Ensuring Compliance, Charles McElwee addresses how China's environmental regulatory and legal frameworks are structured, how to maintain operational compliance with the environmental laws and regulations, how to ensure products sold in China comply with environmental regulations, and the potential risks and liabilities that attend non-compliance. McElwee offers unique insight into how environmental law is in fact applied, setting forth a realistic account of the way companies encounter Chinese environmental regulations at both the local and national levels.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195390016
  • 9780195390018
  • 1,428,610

About Charles McElwee

Charles R. McElwee II is the Program Officer for Climate Policy at ClimateWorks Foundation. He deals with Chinese environmental officials regularly, managing an extensive suite of grants that are devoted to making China more environmentally sustainable.show more

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This is an excellent book, written by the most qualified person I know to write it...If you are interested in China's environmental laws, I strongly recommend you by Environmental Law in China. * China Law Blog, September 2011 * The book is easy to navigate and pleasant to read ... This reviewer would certainly recommend it as a valuable practical guide for foreign operators of industrial projects in China and even all foreign investors or traders who consider China as a potential market. * Yuhong Zhao, Journal of Environmental Law *show more

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION ; II. ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF CHINA ; III. ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDANCE FRAMEWORK ; IV. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ; V. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN ; VI. NATIONAL ENVIORNMENTAL RULESMAKING ; VII. LOCAL ENVIORNMENTAL RULEMAKING & ADMINISTRATION ; VIII. OPERATIONAL COMPLIANCE OBLIGATIONS ; IX ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS ; X. GREEN FINANCE ; XI. ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES ; XII. ENVIRONMENTAL CIVIL ACTIONS ; XIII. JUDICIARY ; XIV. PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS ; XV. NEW CHEMICAL REGISTRATION ; XVI. CONCLUSIONshow more