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

Water stewardship is gaining attention but there has been little evolution from business-as-usual. Hear from IUCN on why & what needs to change…more

PowerPOWER

See what 70+ investors have to say on water risk valuation and the current related tools, which we tested on 10 listed Chinese energy stocks…more

TextilesTEXTILES

‘Beautiful China’ & future fashion – will they be together forever or will China’s clean-up & more stringent regulations spell the end of this relationship?…more

F&BFOOD & BEVERAGE

Savvy investors are now aware of the importance of water as a business risk, despite this there is still no global sustainability reporting standard… more

MiningMETALS & MINING

Areas along the Yangtze River dominate production but at what cost? We explore strategies to find the right mix of water & economic development…more

ElectronicsELECTRONICS

China is one of the largest e-waste producers with>6mt/year. Faced with mountains of it, Green Initiatives launched the [WE] project in Shanghai…more

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