June 8, 2017
by Yanmei Lin
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Updates from the Field: Exploring Co-Learning with China’s Supreme People’s Court

In the last three years, China’s judiciary has made significant progress in strengthening its capacity to adjudicate environmental cases. The Supreme People’ Court in China (SPC) established a specialized environmental and resources division in June, 2014 proliferating more than 600 specialized … Continue reading

May 9, 2017
by William Schulte
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Myanmar: National Consultation on the Draft Guideline on Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment

On May 8, 2017 we supported the Environmental Conservation Department (ECD) of Myanmar’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) to host a National Consultation Meeting in Yangon on the Draft Guidelines for Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment.  The meeting brought together over one … Continue reading

October 6, 2016
by William Schulte
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How Contradictory Laws Are Contributing to Vietnam’s Growing Environmental Crisis

A recent article from Vietnamnet brings much-needed attention to the contradictions between Vietnam’s Law on Environmental Protection and its Law on Investment that are contributing to the country’s growing environmental problems. The article quotes Nguyen Manh Hien, former Deputy Minister of Natural Resources … Continue reading