[ + ]China Dialogue
|Description||The China Dialogue provides access to high quality journalism on a range of environmental topics relevant to China. Chinadialogue.net runs the site, and is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting understanding and solutions for China’s environmental challenges.
The site provides all content in Chinese and English. Enter search terms in search box on top right to access archived articles, features, and blog posts. Or, browse environmental subjects in “Topics” categories, including business, cities, climate change & energy, conservation, health & food, governance & law, pollution, security, water, and natural disasters. “Culture” and “Blog” sections contain interesting environmental content.
[ + ]China Environment Forum
|Title||China Environment Forum|
|Description||The China Environment Forum convenes projects, workshops, and exchanges to promote collaboration between U.S., China, and other global environmental experts. The Wilson Center, a non-partisan global policy forum, hosts the China Environment Forum.
The Forum’s three primary topics are clean energy markets and partnerships, food supply safety and management, and the competing demand for water, energy, and food. In addition to articles, the site features interesting multi-media resources, including maps, infographics, and photo essays.
[ + ]ChinaFAQs: The Network for Climate and Energy Information
|Title||ChinaFAQs: The Network for Climate and Energy Information|
|Description||The World Resources Institute hosts ChinaFAQs to facilitate knowledge sharing on China’s climate policy and energy issues. ChinaFAQs also convenes a network of U.S.-based experts on these issues.
The site provides access to fact sheets, data, articles, and graphics, as well as to leading experts in select topics, including: carbon capture and storage, coal for electricity, energy efficiency, energy and emissions data, policy and governance, renewable and alternative energy, trade and competitiveness, forestry, industry, measurement and compliance, U.S.-China cooperation, U.S.-China public-private partnerships, U.S.-China clean tech business opportunities, and development, economics, and energy. Users may browse by topic area or search for specific content using the search box at the top right.
[ + ]EPA – China Environmental Law Initiative
|Title||EPA – China Environmental Law Initiative|
|Description||The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hosts the China Environmental Law Initiative, which provides China with U.S. environmental law expertise, assists U.S. businesses with Chinese environmental law, and fosters collaboration between China and the U.S. on environmental law issues.
The site provides access to reports and articles organized by topic or keyword searchable. Topics include: air, brownfields, chemicals, China Ministry of Environmental Protection, climate change, energy, enforcement, environmental impact assessment, environmental law, environmental policy, food, information, legal framework, nanotechnology, and water. The site also provides an outline of the Chinese legal framework, and access to links to news, regulations, treaties, websites, articles, email alerts, reports, and other content.
[ + ]Law Library of Congress: China Legal Research Guide
|Title||Law Library of Congress: China Legal Research Guide|
|Description||This resource introduces the user to the Chinese legal system. Although not specifically environmental, the content provides essential background for Chinese legal research.
The site connects users to Chinese legal research materials (in English and Chinese), online databases, and official Chinese government resources.
[ + ]Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China (MOA)
|Title||Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China (MOA)|
|Description||The MOA oversees agriculture, fisheries, and rural economic development in China. The State Council tasked the MOA with drafting agricultural law and policy, collaborating with international organizations, and promoting scientific research and economic development.
The website provides access to Chinese agricultural commodity data, and an index of articles and press releases, arranged by topic. Topics include animal health, bio-technology, agri-product quality and safety, and Chinese agricultural policy.
[ + ]Ministry of Environmental Protection, the People’s Republic of China (MEP)
|Title||Ministry of Environmental Protection, the People’s Republic of China (MEP)|
|Description||The MEP oversees environmental protection, pollution prevention, and ecological conservation in China.
The MEP website links to Chinese environmental laws, regulations, policies, standards, and annual reports, and provides press releases on recent Chinese environmental issues, copies of the MEP Minister’s speeches, real-time air quality indices.
[ + ]Ministry of Land and Resources of the People’s Republic of China (MLR)
|Title||Ministry of Land and Resources of the People’s Republic of China (MLR)|
|Description||The MLR oversees land, mineral, and marine resources planning, protection, and management in China.
The MLR website provides access to all Chinese land, mineral, and marine laws (excluding fisheries, which are under the Ministry of Agriculture). Users may select individual laws or use the search box at the top right.
[ + ]Ministry of Water Resources, the People’s Republic of China (MWR)
|Title||Ministry of Water Resources, the People’s Republic of China (MWR)|
|Description||The MWR oversees water resources administration, water conservation, and watershed protection in China.
The MWR website provides access to water-related media coverage, and a document archive containing water laws, regulations, publications, speeches, and multimedia. As an alternative to browsing the archives, users can view factsheets by topic, including: conserving and protecting water resources, flood control and drought relief, safe drinking water, soil erosion and ecological safety, reinforcement of hazardous reservoirs, and international cooperation.
[ + ]U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law, Vermont Law School
|Title||U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law, Vermont Law School|
|Description||This partnership between Vermont Law School, Sun Yat-Sen University, and other environmental law professionals including judges, government officials, and lawyers working for NGOs, aims to promote good environmental governance in China and throughout Asia.
The website provides access to the Partnership’s newsletters, joint research project papers, research resources, and other forms of scholarship.