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Environmental Law in China

Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides ready access to legislation and practice concerning the environment in China. A general introduction covers geographic considerations, political, social and cultural aspects of environmental study, the sources and principles of environmental law, environmental legislation, and the role of public authorities.The main body of the book deals first with laws aimed directly at protecting the environment from pollution in specific areas such as air, water, waste, soil, noise, and radiation. Then, a section on nature and conservation management covers protection of natural and cultural resources such as monuments, landscapes, parks and reserves, wildlife, agriculture, forests, fish, subsoil, and minerals. Further treatment includes the application of zoning and land-use planning, rules on liability, and administrative and judicial remedies to environmental issues. There is also an analysis of the impact of international and regional legislation and treaties on environmental regulation.Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for environmental lawyers handling cases affecting China. Academics and researchers, as well as business investors and the various international organizations in the field, will welcome this very useful guide, and will appreciate its value in the study of comparative environmental law and policy
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- The Authors -- Table of Contents -- List of Abbreviations -- General Introduction -- Chapter 1. General Background -- 1. Geography and Population -- 2. Legal, Political, and Administrative Structure -- I. The Constitution of the PRC -- II. National and Local People's Congresses -- III. SC and Local Governments -- IV. Commissions of Supervision -- V. Courts -- VI. Procuratorates -- VII. Political Parties and the CPPCC -- 3. Economic Characteristics -- 4. Main Environmental Problems -- I. Pollution -- A. Air Pollution -- B. Industrial Solid Wastes and Household Garbage -- C. Water Pollution -- D. Soil Pollution -- II. Ecological Deterioration -- Chapter 2. Basic Principles of Environmental Law -- 1. Basic Principles -- I. Green Development -- II. Prioritizing Prevention and Integrating Prevention with Control -- III. Responsibilities of Polluters and Developers -- IV. Public Participation -- 2. Constitutional Provisions -- Chapter 3. Historical Development of Environmental Law -- Chapter 4. Roles of Major Players in the Process of Environmental Governance -- 1. The Governmental Institutions and Their Competencies -- I. MEE -- II. NDRC -- III. MNR -- IV. MWR -- V. MOHURD -- VI. Ministry of Transport -- VII. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs -- VIII. NHC -- IX. Ministry of Commerce -- X. Ministries of Public Security (MPS) -- XI. MFA -- XII. State Forestry and Grassland Administration (SFGA) -- XIII. State Oceanic Administration (SOA) -- XIV. General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (GAQSIQ) -- 2. The Actual Role of the Governmental Institutions -- 3. Enterprises -- 4. The Third Parties -- Chapter 5. Sources of Environmental Law -- 1. Constitution -- 2. Statutes -- 3. Judicial Interpretations and Legal Opinions of the SPC and the SPP -- 4. Treaties
Literary Form
non fiction
3rd ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (229 pages)
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