China archive

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    China launches unprecedented judge training for environment cases

    ClientEarth and the Supreme People’s Court in China have this week coordinated an unprecedented training programme for judges on environment cases.

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    Plastics, nature and environmental governance top agenda for EU-China meeting

    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.

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    Project Introduction: The EU-China Environment and Green Economy Programme

    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.

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    Will the new Chinese ministerial structure help the environment?

    The Chinese National People’s Congress recently announced its long-awaited institutional restructuring plan. Will this be good news for the environment?

  • Dimitri de Boer formalises training programme with Supreme People's Court

    New agreement cements greater environmental protection through China’s courts

    ClientEarth has today signed an agreement with China’s Supreme People’s Court which is designed to help the Chinese authorities overcome environmental challenges, like pollution.

  • Dimitri De Boer accepts ClientEArth's NGO registration in China

    ClientEarth gets China NGO registration

    ClientEarth has become one of the first foreign NGOs to receive an official registration in China, demonstrating the contribution it is making to environmental protection  there.

  • ClientEarth organises two-month fellowship for Chinese judges in the United States

    ClientEarth has organised a two-month fellowship in the United States for Chinese judges specialising in environmental law. This is the first such long-term overseas fellowship in environmental law for Chinese judges.

  • Chinese supreme court judges at ClientEarth

    Strengthening Environmental Rule of Law in China: ClientEarth welcomes Chinese Supreme Court Judges

    ClientEarth has organized a nine-person delegation of China Supreme Court judges visiting the UK and Sweden, as part of a wider series of cooperation activities to strengthen environmental rule of law in China.

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    How China is using the law to protect the environment

    Since 2015, nearly 100 environmental lawsuits have been filed by NGOs and public prosecutors as public interest law has gained a stronger grounding in China.

  • The Great Wall of China at sunset. ClientEarth question what are Governments in Asia doing to tackle air pollution

    What are governments doing to tackle air pollution in Asia?

    What are Governments doing to address air pollution and change Asia’s fate? That was the question being considered by lawyers at the LawASIA conference last week.

  • The race for rosewood in China – and its toll on West Africa’s forests

    How China’s demand for rosewood is presenting problems for West African ecosystems.

  • James Thornton: Britain has fallen behind China on environmental law

    A gathering of environmental leaders has heard from ClientEarth CEO James Thornton that the UK has fallen behind…