Comparative U.S.-China Environmental Law
About This Class
This course examines how China and the United States––the two countries with the greatest impacts on the planet’s environment––are using law to respond to environmental challenges. After an introduction to the history and structure of environmental law, the course compares approaches to regulation used in China with those employed by the U.S. The course compares and contrasts the policies of the two countries concerning environmental impact assessment, air and water pollution control, management of hazardous waste and remediation of contaminated sites, regulation of chemical products, environmental enforcement, energy policy and climate change, and transparency initiatives to improve corporate environmental performance.