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Functions of law in the sustainable development of China and a model for environmental legislation

Functions of law in the sustainable development of China and a model for environmental legislation PurposeThis paper aims to present a discussion to stimulate interest in further research by highlighting aspects of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights and exploring whether parts can be transplanted to improve sustainability in China.Design/methodology/approachIn this paper, the authors trace the evolution of environmental law in China after 1978, identify increased citizen participation as a path to improvement and provide an overview of purposes and means in Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights which may be a model to consider.FindingsOntario’s Environmental Bill of Rights may have aspects to be added to China’s legal toolbox warranting further research.Research limitations/implicationsWhile this descriptive review identifies possibilities, further work is required to apply legal concepts from one jurisdiction to another. Context and details of implementation warrant further attention.Originality/valueThis paper provides a platform from which further more detailed research may advance sustainability in China by considering a legal framework used by others to integrate the development of society, economy and environment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Business Review Emerald Publishing

Functions of law in the sustainable development of China and a model for environmental legislation

European Business Review , Volume 29 (4): 17 – Jun 12, 2017

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0955-534X
DOI
10.1108/EBR-05-2016-0062
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PurposeThis paper aims to present a discussion to stimulate interest in further research by highlighting aspects of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights and exploring whether parts can be transplanted to improve sustainability in China.Design/methodology/approachIn this paper, the authors trace the evolution of environmental law in China after 1978, identify increased citizen participation as a path to improvement and provide an overview of purposes and means in Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights which may be a model to consider.FindingsOntario’s Environmental Bill of Rights may have aspects to be added to China’s legal toolbox warranting further research.Research limitations/implicationsWhile this descriptive review identifies possibilities, further work is required to apply legal concepts from one jurisdiction to another. Context and details of implementation warrant further attention.Originality/valueThis paper provides a platform from which further more detailed research may advance sustainability in China by considering a legal framework used by others to integrate the development of society, economy and environment.

Journal

European Business ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 12, 2017

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