1st Edition

Effective Environmental Regulation in China Reflections on the Experience of European Union Legislation on Environmental Permits

By Federico Pasini Copyright 2021
    270 Pages
    by Routledge

    270 Pages
    by Routledge

    Though recently improved, Chinese legislation on environmental permits is still weak and urgent measures are needed to help the country in moving towards an effective permitting system. This book examines this legislation gap and presents a contribution to solving China’s pollution problems.

    By analysing the deficiencies of current Chinese provisions on permitting in light of EU legislation, and its Italian application, the book determines which permitting legislative structure and approach China should embrace in practice in order to build more comprehensive legislation on emission permitting. It is argued that a set of ad hoc legislative measures should be implemented so as to strengthen China’s environmental protection and efficiently tackle pollution.

    The book will be a valuable resource for researchers, academics and policy-makers working in the areas of international environmental law and comparative law.


    Chapter 1. Fundamentals Of Environmental Permitting: From Traditional To Integrated Regulatory Approach

    Chapter 2. The EU Legislation On Integrated Environmental Permits: Scope, Regulatory Instruments And Application Of Integrated Pollution Prevention Control And Industrial Emission Directives

    Chapter 3. The Application Of IPPC And IED In Italy: Towards The Achievement Of Sustainable Development

    Chapter 4. Potential And Constraints Of China’s Regulatory Framework On Environmental Permits

    Chapter 5. Proposals To Enhance Effectiveness And Ensure Integration In The Development Of China’s Legislation On Environmental Permits



    Federico Pasini is Head of the Program Management Office – Sino-Italian Cooperation Program for Environmental Protection, Beijing, China.