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Learning to understand the spirit of the 19th Communist Party of China National Congress, exploring the regulation system on ecological civilization protection¡ªinternational seminar on environmental law code translation and publication

From 21st to 22nd in October, 2017, ¡°international environmental code compilation and publication seminar¡± was successfully held in Beijing Dongshengkailai Hotel. The seminar was organised by China Law Society Environmental Law Research Association, and co-organised by Law Press China, RUC law school, PKU law school, THU law school, Wuhan University law school, and Fuzhou University law school.

This seminar was themed with introduction and communication on the ideas, experiences, lessons and focuses of environmental codes drafting, which provided experience for the compilation and publication of international environmental codes. More than 100 scholars from Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia and other countries took part in the seminar.

Professor Lv Zhongmei, principal of China Law Society Environmental Law Research Association from Tsinghua University gave a speech. She expressed her welcome to the arrival of present scholars and wished the seminar could promote the communication among environmental scholars, and improve the Chinese environmental code compilation and theoretical research. Bie Tao, Director of Policy and Regulation Department of the Ministry of Environmental Protection also shared his thoughts on ¡°moderate codification¡±.

Scholars from France, Italy, Germany, Russia and Sweden reviewed the historical process and successful experiences of international environmental codes, and introduced the main elements, functions, principles, changes, complexities and prospects of these codes, including the lessons during the compilation. Chinese scholars discussed on the prerequisites, importance and the approach to realize the compilation of the Chinese environmental law. Professor Li Yanfang, Professor Zhu Xiao from our school presided the meeting. They also commented on the speeches given by other scholars, and put forward their constructive views. On the afternoon of the 22nd , October, there was group discussion on special law issues during draft of France, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Russia, Cambodia and other countries environmental codes.

This seminar provided a communication and dialogue opportunity for international scholars, promoted exchange of experiences on environmental codes compilation, and offered theoretical support to the substantive department. This seminar coincided with 19th Communist Party of China National Congress, and acted as RUC law school¡¯s positive response to the decisions of the party. And it implied fairly great significance to promote the environmental legislation, execution and judicature in our country.

(Editor: Zhang Wenke)

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