Nancy Pelosi — Janus of the West

In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus presided over war and peace and was usually depicted as having two faces. The gates of a building in Rome named after him – an open enclosure with gates at each end – were opened in time of war. The following article was first published by Anthony Continue Reading

China solves difficult environmental issues through central inspections

China recently wrapped up a new round of central environmental inspections. In recent years, a number of environmental problems of strong public concern have been addressed through the inspections. The recently completed inspections were the sixth batch of second round of central environmental inspections. In recent years, a number of Continue Reading

China climate change law to integrate environmental protection, energy management and urban-rural development regulations

China has made progress on preparing a law dedicated to tackling climate change, a senior official with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said. Li Gao, director of the ministry’s Climate Change Department, added that the ministry will accelerate efforts to promote the legislative process, and incorporate mechanisms for dealing Continue Reading

EU-China cooperation on environmental governance

Dimitri de Boer knows a lot about advancing environmental rule of law and rising to environmental challenges. As chief representative of the China office of NGO ClientEarth, he focuses on issues ranging from pollution control to biodiversity protection, climate change and a green post-pandemic economic recovery. Founded in 2008, ClientEarth Continue Reading

Chinese courts introduce punitive damages in environment lawsuits

Shared by on Facebook BEIJING — A judicial explanation issued by China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) on Thursday confirmed that polluters will have to pay punitive damages to the victims in environment lawsuits. The move aims to punish and deter offenders as well as to fully compensate victims who Continue Reading