New Video Highlights U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law
September 24, 2012
The U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law at Vermont Law School recently posted a new video highlighting its accomplishments in helping China to address the unprecedented environmental and public health problems that have accompanied the nation's rapid economic expansion.
China needs trained lawyers and policy-makers who can enforce and implement environmental laws and regulations as well as instructors who can train the next generation of environmental advocates. Since 2006, the U.S.-China Partnership has trained thousands of Chinese lawyers, government officials and educators, giving them the skills and academic infrastructure needed to solve environmental and energy challenges in China through the rule of law. The U.S.-China Partnership has made a notable impact in building the institutional capacity of its Chinese partners, assisting the development of Chinese environmental law and creating environmental leaders. Some are now in key positions at government agencies, including the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the judiciary.