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

China is trying to develop a green credit rating system: what is the role of publicly available environmental data? Which province is leading?… more

PowerPOWER

Water stress across 54% of China worsened in 2001-2010: what are the key drivers of this trend? What actions are local governments taking?… more

TextilesTEXTILES

With lots going on in fashion, see hopeful & fearful trends plus what is forcing the industry to develop a new relationship with pollution… more

F&BFOOD & BEVERAGE

Moutai has a 90% profit margin & stocks have soared recently; given upstream pollution woes, what could environmental costs mean for this?… more

MiningMETALS & MINING

In China, polluting industries are being shutdown but how are local economies impacted?  Find out from the cement industry in Hebei… more

ElectronicsELECTRONICS

Apple is leading smartphone giants in greening its raw material supply chain but how can it improve? How about rare earth recycling?… more

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