Climate Change Laws of the World

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13th Five-Year Plan (China / 2016 / Executive / Mitigation Framework)

The 13th Five Year Plan lays down the strategy and pathway for China’s development for 2016-2020 and includes concrete environmental and efficiency targets. It gives top priority to economic development to … read more »


Law on the Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution (China / 2015 / Legislative)

This law’s purpose is “protecting and improving the environment, preventing and controlling atmospheric pollution, safeguarding public health, advancing ecological civilization and promoting the sustainable development of economy and society” (Art … read more »


Energy Development Strategy Action Plan (2014-2020) (China / 2014 / Executive)

Published by the State Council, the Plan aims to reduce China’s high energy consumption per unit GDP ratio through a set of measures and mandatory targets, promoting a more efficient, … read more »


National Plan For Tackling Climate Change 2014-2020 (China / 2014 / Executive)

The National Plan For Tackling Climate Change is a comprehensive government strategy that covers mitigation, adaptation, scientific research and public awareness. It includes chapters on “Status and Prospects”, “Guidelines And … read more »


The National Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation (China / 2013 / Executive / Adaptation Framework)

Reflecting China’s vulnerability to climate change impacts, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) published China’s National Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation in November 2013. The strategy lays out clear … read more »


12th Five-Year Plan for the Development of National Economy and Society (2011-2015) (China / 2011 / Executive)

The Five-Year Plan aims to create more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth and boost domestic consumption that will begin to re-orientate the economy away from heavy industry and resource-intensive … read more »


Energy Conservation Law (China / 2007 / Legislative)

The Act aims to strengthen energy conservation, particularly for key energy-using entities, promote efficient use of energy and adoption of energy conservation technology. The Act requires the government to encourage and … read more »


Renewable Energy Act (Legislative) (China / 2006 / Legislative)

This Act describes duties of the government, business and other users in renewable energy development and use. It includes measures and goals relating to mandatory grid connection, price management regulation, … read more »


Forest Law of the People’s Republic of China (China / 1984 / Legislative)

This law aims at protecting, cultivating and rationally exploiting forest resources, accelerating territorial afforestation and making use of forests in water storage and soil conservation, climate regulation, environmental improvement and … read more »