ClientEarth started to work in China in 2015, and cooperates closely with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, and the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). In 2017, ClientEarth became the first European environmental NGO to be formally registered in China. Our work in China includes:

– Support to the drafting and implementation of environmental laws and regulations
– Building capabilities of environmental judges and prosecutors
– Financial support to local environmental NGOs
– China‘s role in global environmental governance, such as greening the Belt and Road
– Initiative (BRI), and support to preparations for Biodiversity COP15
– Support to the EU -China Environmental Policy Dialogue

China

  • forest in china

    China introduces new law to safeguard forests and improve governance

    On 1 July, China’s newly amended forest law came into effect, marking the first revision of the law in over twenty years. The law comes with a number of significant improvements, aiming to better protect China’s forest resources and promote sustainable development.

  • Green Development Guidance on BRI Projects - Baseline Study

    Consultation on research into greening China’s Belt and Road Initiative

    On 27 March, ClientEarth co-hosted the First Consultation Meeting of Joint Research on “Green Development Guidance for Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Project.

  • Meeting for China's Green Light System

    How can we make China’s Belt and Road Initiative sustainable? Launching the Green Light System

    In December, ClientEarth co-hosted The Inception Meeting for Joint Research on “Green Development Guidance for Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Projects”, also known as the “Green Light System”.

  • Road in China with trees and pedestrians

    International seminar on environmental law for ‘Greening the Silk Road’

    Greening the Silk Road was the focus of the recent International Seminar on Environmental Adjudication co-hosted in Beijing by the Supreme People’s Court, ClientEarth China and Environment and Resources Law Institute and the China Law Society.

  • Team

  • Dimitri de Boer, Head of ClientEarth China office, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Dimitri de Boer

  • Xiaoyu Zhang, Lawyer, ClientEarth

    Xiaoyu Zhang

  • Image of Ting Xu, Law and Policy Advisor, China office, ClientEarth

    Ting Xu

  • Hualei Li, HR & Office Manager, ClientEarth

    Hualei Li

  • Liu Mengxing, Senior Translator, China office, ClientEarth

    Mengxing Liu

  • Image of Yanqi Zhang, Interpreter/Translator, China office, ClientEarth

    Yanqi Zhang

  • Hui Chen, Finance Officer, ClientEarth

    Hui Chen

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