Challenges to China's Natural Resources Conservation & Biodiversity Legislation
China University of Political Science and Law - School of Civil, Commercial, and Economic Law
Jason J. Czarnezki
Vermont Law School - Environmental Law Center
August 21, 2012
Environmental Law, Vol. 43, No. 125, 2013
Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 21-12
Despite China’s legislative attempts to conserve its natural resources and, in turn, protect biodiversity, Chinese law remains ineffective in pursuit of these goals due to struggles with implementation and enforcement, engendering legislation with economic values rather than ecological ones, and a lack of public participation. This Article provides an overview of Chinese biodiversity and conservation legislation and suggests that China can improve biodiversity legislation through increasing the public role in conservation efforts, increased liability and enforcement, and improved administration coordination.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: natural resources conservation, biodiversity legislation, ChinaAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 22, 2012 ; Last revised: May 15, 2013
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