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Environmental Challenges and Current Practices in China—A Thorough Analysis

School of Law, Shandong University, Qingdao 266237, China
School of Law, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116026, China
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Sustainability 2018, 10(7), 2547;
Received: 14 June 2018 / Revised: 11 July 2018 / Accepted: 17 July 2018 / Published: 20 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources)
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This study presents a critical analysis of the environmental challenges regarding global environmental policies and current practices in China. The study provides imperative evidence about the current emission control strategies, environmental planning, legislation, policy instruments, and measures to provide a sustainable environment for the present and future generations. The study followed a well-defined analytical methodology to analyse the measures adopted to control emissions as a trade-balancing tool for the environment. The findings indicated that domestic as well as the international collaborations were effective in controlling the present problem of environmental pollution, and suggested a need for collaborative agreements to amend the Environmental Protection Law (EPL). The analytical findings determined that the proposed EPL considered SO2 or NO2 emissions while neglecting an important source of environmental pollution, i.e., CO2 emissions. The research findings also suggested a need for to accelerate efforts in a more professional, practical, and result-oriented manner to analyse the diverse nature of environmental issues. The research highlighted some of the obstacles to the successful implementation of EPL for current and future environmental challenges. View Full-Text
Keywords: environmental challenges in China; emission trading; measures; environmental protection law environmental challenges in China; emission trading; measures; environmental protection law

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