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EGP Policy Studies (Central Level)

The following policy studies were conducted by the EGP to support central-level policy development. They all concern the four core themes: environmental information disclosure, public participation, access to justice and corporate environmental responsibility.

The studies are of two types: (i) EU volume – concerning EC policies, implementation and relevance to China, and (ii) China volume – concerning China’s policies, implementation and challenges. All of the studies include policy recommendations to the Chinese government.

Study 9 - Assessment of and policy suggestions for Chinese environmental justice 2015

The study investigates challenges and solutions to the environmental justice system in China in context to the new Environmental Protection Law, considering legal aid, trans-boundary issues, EDA and compensation, rule of law, case law, burden of proof, affected parties, NGO representation, EIAs and public participation.

Study 8 - Assessment and case study on public participation in environmental protection 2015

The study reviewed the evolution, situation and problems of public participation in environmental protection in China, combined public participation with information disclosure and environmental justice, and provide possible policy suggestions.

Study 7 Euro Vol. - Specific Mechanisms and Practices for Establishing or Improving Environmental Courts in Europe 2013

Mechanisms for establishing environmental courts in the European Union; environmental courts in selected member states; recommendations for environmental courts in China.

Study 6 China Vol. - Operational Mechanisms and Practices for Public Participation in Environmental Planning and Assessments 2013

Institutional set-up for public participation in China; mechanisms; case studies and the way forward.

Study 6 Euro Vol. - Operational Mechanisms and Practices for Public Participation in Environmental Planning and Assessments 2013

Introduction to techniques and methodologies for public participation in environmental planning in Europe, case studies and recommendations for adaptation of participatory mechanisms in China.

Study 5 China Vol. - Voluntary Corporate Environmental Behaviour 2012

Development of voluntary corporate environmental behaviour in China; case studies; comparison between China and EU; policy recommendations.

Study 5 Euro Vol. - Voluntary Corporate Environmental Behaviour 2012

Overview of EU regulatory and policy instruments on voluntary corporate environmental behaviour; member state implementation and approach; recommendations and lessons learned.

Study 4 China Vol. - Environmental Damage Assessment 2012

China’s practice of EDA; status of legislation; techniques for EDA; analysis of pollution accidents and policy recommendations.

Study 4 Euro Vol. - Environmental Damage Assessment 2012

An overview of current regulatory and policy instruments on environmental damage assessment methodologies; implementation and practical methodologies at member state level; case studies and recommendations for adaptation in China.

Study 3 China Vol. - Public Participation in EIA, SEA and Environmental Planning 2012

An overview of China's regulatory and policy instruments for public participation in EIA, SEA and environmental planning; case studies and policy recommendations.

Study 3 Euro Vol. - Public Participation in EIA, SEA and Environmental Planning 2012

The study provides: an overview of current EU regulatory and policy instruments on public participation in EIA, SEA and environmental planning; implementation at member state level; case studies and recommendations for adaptation in China.

Study 2 China Vol. - Environmental Monitoring and Public Reporting 2012

The evolution of environmental monitoring and public reporting in China; the current regulatory framework; case Studies and recommendations for policy development.

Study 2 Euro Vol. - Environmental Monitoring and Public Reporting 2012

The evolution of access to environmental information in Europe; current regulatory and policy instruments; country -Level approaches and practice; case studies and recommendations for adaptation in China.

Study 1 - China Environmental Regulatory Framework: Overview of Environmental Governance 2011

An overview of Chinese environmental regulatory framework including a review of laws and regulations regarding the four EGP core themes.

Policy Studies available in Chinese only:

研究7中国卷 - 中国环境法庭面临的挑战及其应对2013

本文介绍了中国环境法庭现今面临的挑战及其应对方法,文件内含环境法庭概述、中国环境法庭的设立及运行、中国环境法庭面临的挑战,并结合欧盟经验提出了政策建议。