China Update

ELR China Update™ is a quarterly newsletter to inform environmental professionals about new developments in Chinese environmental law.

Written by expert attorneys from the law firm Hogan Lovells and from the Research Institute of Environmental Law of Wuhan University and edited by ELR’s professional staff, this reporting service covers environmental legal and policy developments at the national and provincial level regarding climate and energy policy, manufacturing, importation and exportation, natural resources, product safety, worker safety, and other major environmental issues, such as water quality and supply. 

The first issue of China Update provides an overview of China's legal system as well as an introduction to Chinese environmental law. Click here to download the complimentary first issue.

Note: The Environmental Law Institute® has temporarily suspended the publication of ELR China Update™.

China Update Issues Available for Download

The premiere issue of China Update provides an overview of China's legal system as well as an introduction to Chinese environmental law.

The April-June 2013 issue features articles on carbon taxes and on China's energy conservation and carbon emissions reduction system.

The July-September 2013 issue of ELR's China Update provides a review of Chinese environmental developments for 2012. It also looks at environmental tort litigation in China, as well as energy regulation and legislation.

The October-December 2013 issue of ELR's China Update provides a review of China's environmental administrative enforcement system, a look at its renewable energy laws, and an overview of draft amendments to the Environmental Protection Law.

The January-March 2014 issue of ELR's China Update provides a review of China's climate change legislation and a look at environmental class action lawsuits.

The April-June 2014 issue of ELR's China Update features an article on China's New Environmental Protection Law and takes a look at environmental law developments in China from 2013.