Publications

Through the work of the U.S.-Asia Partnership, faculty and students of Vermont Law School and its partners conduct extensive research on practical approaches to strengthen environmental governance and rule of law in China and throughout Asia. Past student and faculty research has been supported by the Lingnan Foundation, the Rockfeller Brothers Fund, and USAID, among others. Below is a list of recent publications by PEL staff and partners.

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Article, "Comparative Study on U.S. China Environmental Public Interest Litigation Practice,"  Journal of Social Governance in China, December 2017.

​​Tuholske, Jack and Judge Sun Qian, “Explorations of and Reflections on China's System of Environmental Public Interest Litigation,” ​ published in the June edition of the Environmental Law Reporter, 47 ELR 10497.

LIN Yanmei Abstract, "A Perfect Storm: How the Taizhou Case Marks the Beginning of a New Wave of Environmental Enforcement in China" (with Amy Pickering), IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 15th Annual Colloquium (29 May - 2 June 2017).

LIN Yanmei , Ma Rongzhen, Ge Feng Where the Compensation Fund Comes from in the Environmental Public Interest Litigation? How to Manage the Fund? China Environment, Issue 2, 2017, February 20, 2017

​LIN Yanmei “Environmental and Biodiversity Law Clinic at Southwest Forestry University: A New Environmental Law Clinic Model in China,” 18 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 19, (Winter 2016). 

​LIN Yanmei and Yin Hong “Digital Environment and Public Participation in China” (with Yin Hong), Southeast Academy Research 2016, No.254 (04) 95-100

​LIN Yanmei, “International Perspectives: Citizen Suits in the U.S.,” in Environmental Public Interest Litigation Annual Observation Report in China, Li Dun, Legal Press, (December, 2016). 

LIN Yanmei ​​“International Perspectives: Citizen Suits in the U.S.”, Environmental Public Interest Litigation Annual Observation Report, Li Dun(eds.), Law Press, China (October, 2016)​

​“Environmental and Biodiversity Law Clinic at Southwest Forestry University: A New Environmental Law Clinic Model in China”, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, October 2016.

​“Environmental Civil Public Interest Litigation: Empowering Chinese Environmental NGOs to Fight against Pollution” (with Hu Shaobo), China Environmental Series 13, (2016)

LIN Yanmei , An Analysis on the Implementation Effects of India's Access and Benefit Sharing Regime on Biological Resources and Relevant Traditional Knowledge, Journal of Guizhou Normal University (Social Science), 2015, No.192(01) 98-103

LIN Yanmei, Comparative Study on Comprehensive and Centralized Jurisdiction Model of Specialized Environmental Courts and Tribunals, Journal of China University of Political Science and Law, Issue 1, 2015: 62-71

LIN Yanmei and CHENG Gong, India’s Legal Regime on Access to and Benefits Sharing of Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge, Journal of Guizhou Social Science, Issue 10, 2014: 87-91

LIN Yanmei, Case Analysis of Interfaith Community Organization, et al., v. Honeywell International, Inc., et al, Review of Public Interest Litigation In Environmental Protection, Li Dun, Legal Press, December, 2016, 361-365

LIN Yanmei, CHEN Yue, China’s New National Rules on Wetland Protection, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law E-Journal, Issue 5: 2014, 117

LIN Yanmei, Wang Xiaoxi, Environmental Public Interest Litigation Back to the Beginning in 2013, Annual Report on Environment Development of China (2014), Social Science Academic Press, May, 2014, 146, Brill Press 2015

Zhuang, Yu, Improving the Enforceability of the Genetically Modified Food Labeling Law in China with Lessons from the European Union, 14 VT. J. ENVTL. L. 465 (2013)

LIN Yanmei and Jack Tuholske, Green NGOs Win China's First Environmental Public Interest Litigation: The Nanping Case, Environmental Law Reporter, December, 2016.

WANG Canfa, LIN Yanmei, Improve and Perfect China’s Government Environmental Information Disclosure System, Administration Reform, Issue 6: 2014, July, 2014

LIN Yanmei, Hudson River Keeper’s Environmental Public Interest Litigation, Review of Public Interest Litigation In Environmental Protection , Li Dun, Legal Press, December, 2016, 365-370

LIN Yanmei and Jiaru Hou, Toxic Release Inventory: US Lessons and Experiences for China, Journal of Ocean University of China (Social Sciences Edition), Issue No. 1, 2014

Schulte, William and Ashlee Stetser, On the Path to Sustainable Development: An Assessment of Cambodia's Draft Environemtnal Impact Assessment Law, Cambodia Law and Policy Journal, Vol. 3, December 2014

archived publications

2013

Yanmei Lin and Gong Cheng, Bluprint and Roadmap for Access to and Benefits Sharing of Genetical Resources and Traditional Knowledge, China Invention and Patent, Issue No. 11, November 2013

Yanmei Lin and Yangfan Gong, Two Recommendations on Judicial Interpretations on Environmental Tort Liability, China's Environmental Rule of Law, Issue No. 2, Law Press, April 2013

Jason Czarnezki and Yu Wenxuan Challenges and Solutions: China's Natural Resource Conservation & Biodiversity Legislation

Jason Czarnezki, Yanmei Lin, and Cameron Field Global Environmental Law: Food Safety & China. Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. SSRN

Wenxuan Yu, Jingjing Liu and Po Dong The Impacts of Climate Change on Indigenous Populations in China and the Legal Remedies, in Climate Change, Indigenous People and the Search for Legal Remedies: Balancing on the Tip of the Spear, Edward Elgar Publishing (forthcoming January 2013 in the UK and March 2012 in the U.S.)

Yu Zhuang and Wenxuan Yu Improving the Enforceability of Genetically Modified Food Labeling Legislation in China - With Lessons Learned from the EU, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law

Allison Cameron and Wei Luo An Environmental Impact Assessment for Hydropower Development in China, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law

Adam Moser Law in China's Environmental Governance, In China and the Environment: The Green Revolution, Zed Books publishers, the U.K.

 

2012

Yanmei Lin and Gong Cheng, Public Interest Litigation: A New Tool to Hold Hazardous Waste Generator Liable for Illegal Deposition, China's Environment and Resources Law Review, Vol. 9, Law Press, January 2012

Yanmei Lin, How to Make Environmental Protection Law Easy to Use, China Reform, Issue No. 12, December 2012

Wenxuan Yu and Canfa Wang Agricultural GMO Biosafety Legislation, Vermont Journal of Environmenta Law

Yanfang Li China's Renewable Energy Policy, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law

Zhiping Li The Practice of Water Pollution Public Interest Cases, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law

Brian Marshall and Po Dong Cleaning Squids off Chinese City Streets: China's Vehicle Scrappage Program, online research brief for the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Jingjing Liu Environmental Justice with Chinese Characteristics: Recent Developments In Using Environmental Public Interest Litigation to Strengthen Access to Environmental Justice, Green Justice for All: International and Comparative Dimensions of Environmental Justice Symposium edition, 7 Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Law Review, 2012 (in print). SSRN

Jingjing Liu and Dejin Gu Environmental Judicial Activism in China, India, and Southeast Asia, in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 7: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability, 2012

Jingjing Liu (editor, joint with Sam Geall & Sony Pellissery), Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 7, China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability, 2012

Yanmei Lin and Gong Cheng Legal Analysis on Why Daily Penalty Provision Has Been Taken Out from the Draft of Environmental Protection Law Amendments to be Reviewed by Standing Commitee of National People's Congress, Environmental Rule of Law (2011 2nd Issue), Law Press, April 2012 (in Chinese)

Jason Czarnezki Boom to Bust: China, the U.S. and the Environment, HUFFPOST GREEN, 18 January 2012

Abigail Barnes Kite Sensorship: Regulating China's Airways, China Environment Forum, October 2012.

Wenxuan Yu Low-Carbon and More: Challenges and Solutions of China's Coal Industry Legislation, 13 VT. J. ENVTL. L. 334, 2012.

 

2011

Yanmei Lin China's Evolving Energy Governance: A Case Study of Mining Rights Disputes, Energy Governance Case Study #13, National University of Singapore, December 2011. SSRN

Adam Moser & Benjamin Sovacool Public Participation in China's Energy Governance: The Non-Case of Chongqing Green Volunteers v. Guodian Yangzonghai Power Company, Energy Governance Case Study #13, National University of Singapore, December 2011. SSRN

Jason Czarnezki & Cameron Field Are Food Imports from China Safe?, VTDIGGER, November 11, 2011

David K. Mears, Observations of an Illiterate Law Professor: The Pearl River and Chinese Traffic Laws, Among Other Important Topics, 13 VT. J. ENVTL. L.1,2011

Patricia Ross McCubbin The Role of Judicial Review in Chinese and U.S. Energy and Climate Change Policy, 13 VT. J. ENVTL. L. 27,2011

Jingjing Liu,China's Procuratorate in Environmental Civil Enforcement: Practice, Challenges and Implications for China's Environmental Governance, 13 VT. ENVTL. L. 41, 2011

Brandon Gillin, Keeping Up With Chinese Consumerism: Offsetting China's Individually-Generated Garbage With Regulatory and Social Mechanisms, 13 VT. J. ENVTL. L. 69,2011

Kate Swartz & Guan Lin Taming The Dragon: How Corporations in China Can Be Employed to Further Environmental Risk Management, 13 VT. ENVTL. L. 97, 2011

John Nogle How Much Should China Pollute?, 12 VT. J. ENVTL. L. 659, 2011

Robert V. Percival China's "Green Leap Forward" Toward Global Environmental Leadership, 12 VT. J. ENVTL. L. 633, 2011

Jason Czarnezki Climate Policy and U.S.-China Relations, 12 VT. J. ENVTL. L. 659, 2011

Adam Moser Pragmatism Not Dogmatism: The Inconvenient Need for Border Adjustments Tariffs Based on What Is Known About Climate Change, Trade, and China, 12 VT. J. ENVTL. L. 675, 2011. SSRN

Keith Schneider, Jennifer L. Turner, Aaron Jaffe, and Nadya Ivanova Choke Point China: Confronting Water Scarcity and Energy Demand in the World's Largest Country, 12 VT. J. ENVTL. L. 713, 2011

Yanmei Lin & Gong Cheng Analysis of a Water Pollution Case Under U.S. Public Interest Litigation System, China's Environmental Rule of Law (2011 Issue), Law Press, September 2011 (in Chinese)

Jingjing Liu, Overview of the Chinese Legal System, Environmental Law Reporter News and Analysis, October 2011

Adam Moser & Tseming Yang China's Environmental Tort Litigation, Environmental Law Reporter, October 2011. SSRN

Yanmei Lin and Gong Cheng Public Interest Litigation: A New Tool to Hold Hazardous Waste Generator Liable for Illegal Disposal, China's Environment and Resources Law Review (Volume 9), Law Press, 2011