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Challenges to China's Natural Resources Conservation & Biodiversity Legislation

21 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2012 Last revised: 15 May 2013

Wenxuan Yu

China University of Political Science and Law - School of Civil, Commercial, and Economic Law

Jason J. Czarnezki

Pace University - School of Law

Date Written: August 21, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: natural resources conservation, biodiversity legislation, China

Suggested Citation

Yu, Wenxuan and Czarnezki, Jason J., Challenges to China's Natural Resources Conservation & Biodiversity Legislation (August 21, 2012). Environmental Law, Vol. 43, No. 125, 2013; Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 21-12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2133580 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2133580

Wenxuan Yu (Contact Author)

China University of Political Science and Law - School of Civil, Commercial, and Economic Law ( email )

25 Xitucheng Rd
Beijing
China
100088 (Phone)

Jason J. Czarnezki

Pace University - School of Law ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

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