In the past years, procurators at all levels have brought over 20.000 legal challenges, mainly against government departments which violate environmental laws. The defendant must rectify the situation within 2 months or face an environmental public interest lawsuit from the prosecutors.
ClientEarth and the Supreme People’s Court in China have this week coordinated an unprecedented training programme for judges on environment cases.
China’s Climate Envoy, the First Vice-President of the European Commission, the UN Environment Executive Director and the Canadian Minister of the Environment and Climate Change were among the speakers at an environmental roundtable last week.
The EU-China Environment and Green Economy Programme aims to reinforce EU-China cooperation on environment and green economy, supporting the EU-China environmental policy dialogue and helping to achieve higher environmental protection standards.
The Chinese National People’s Congress recently announced its long-awaited institutional restructuring plan. Will this be good news for the environment?