Regulations

Overview

A brief overview of water policy and regulations in China.

 

Water Policy

China 11th and 12th Five-Year Plan and other policy initiatives in this section.

Litigation

There were 8,179 legal disputes on water related issues between 2008 to 2009. More on “green courts” here.

Regulatory Institutions

This section helps you navigate China’s web of ministries, departments, bureaus and other agencies.

Water Regulation

Find our Index of Key Water and Related Laws, water quality, discharge and emission standards summaries here.

Enforcement

Overall compliance with China’s environmental laws can be as low as 10%. More on enforcement here.

Industry Voices

AgricultureAGRICULTURE

The Tarim River Basin is relatively unknown but it is strategically important with 41% of China’s ice. See 5 water facts about the Tarim… more

PowerPOWER

China’s current subsidy system for renewable energy is overburdened – can Green Power Certificate trading alleviate this?… more

TextilesTEXTILES

With 12,000 garments entering landfills every hour, the USD3tn fashion industry is ripe for a disruptive overhaul. How can swimwear design help?…more

F&BFOOD & BEVERAGE

Some may opt for fish as a healthier option but depleting stocks of some species are now close to 60%. See which seafood to pick & avoid… more

MiningMETALS & MINING

The black market exacerbates environmental pollution from rare earth mining in China – find out if your smartphone or tablet is party to this…. more

ElectronicsELECTRONICS

Apple is leading smartphone giants in green commitments but can its transparency & traceability of rare earth supply be improved?…. more

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