Zhou Jinfeng: China's Environmental Legislation and the Perspective of Civil Society Organizations | Seminar regarding the Public Policies by University of Chile
2022/4/24 17:37:00 本站

On April 20, 2022, at the invitation of the University of Chile, Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary-General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), participated in the seminar organized by the University of Chile with the theme of "Design, Evaluation and Implementation of Public Polices: Comparative Experience of Chile and China", and made a report on "China's environmental legislation and the perspective of civil society organizations".


The seminar was co-sponsored by the Institute of Public Affairs of the University of Chile (INAP) and the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile (IEI). At the beginning, the host Mireya Esther DáVila Avenda?o (Professor of INAP) made an introduction about Professor Antoine Maillet from INAP and Dr. Zhou Jinfeng.


Professor Mayer said that the wave of development of environmental protection in Chile started from 1990s. Due to the rise of liberalism and the priority of economic policy over environmental policy, Chilean people and non-governmental organizations launched an environmental protection movement. The second environmental protection occurring at the beginning of this century promoted the establishment of official institutions such as the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Chile and the introduction of environmental related legal systems. However, the relevant legal system has not been implemented in practice. There may be a third trend of environmental protection. Professor Mayer hopes Chile can strike a balance between economic development and environmental protection.


Dr. Zhou Jinfeng made a report on "China's Environmental Legislation and the Perspective of Civil Society Organizations". From the perspective of environmental policy legislation, advice on standards and participation in standards setting, he talked about the efforts and contributions that citizens or social organizations can make in promoting environmental protection.

Dr. Zhou said that biodiversity includes three levels: ecosystem diversity, species diversity and genetic diversity. The earth has entered the sixth biological extinction stage, which we are currently experiencing. Since the 16th century, human activities have brought 1 million biological species to the brink of extinction. Since 1992, the urban area has doubled, the forest area has decreased by 290 million hectares, and the disappearance rate of wetlands is three times that of forests. So how will biodiversity affect human health? The impact is mainly reflected in three aspects: zoonosis, food security and environment crisis. Dr. Zhou shared several cases of in environmental public interest litigation that CBCGDF has contributed to in recent years, such as the case of suing Shanghai Xinghualou moon cake company for overpackaging, etc.


Original Chinese Article: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/aOUBSdU0K-mnsEEa0Zjz2A

Translator: Sara

Editor: Samantha     

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