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Recent Developments Building the Environmental Laws of China

Sponsored by ClientEarth and Marten Law

Please join us for a cocktail reception and opportunity to learn more about rapid changes in environmental regulation in China.  Marten Law is pleased to welcome Dimitri de Boer, Chief Representative of ClientEarth China in Beijing.

5 PM, Tuesday 17 July 2018
1191 Second Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle

About Dimitri de Boer’s Work in China

Dimitri de Boer leads a team of lawyers and professionals in the Beijing office of ClientEarth, a  quickly growing environmental non-profit with offices in Asia, Europe and the US. Dimitri  is special advisor to the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development and was Team Leader for the EU – China Environmental Governance Programme, an EU-funded cooperation programme embedded in China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection. Dimitri also  worked as team leader with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in China and is vice chairman of the Board of China Carbon Forum.

China is the world’s largest developing country and plays a critical role in global efforts to mitigate climate change and protect the environment. It has severe environmental problems at home, including pollution of air, water and soil, as well as biodiversity loss, ocean pollution etc. However, its government is demonstrating a strong commitment to mitigate these problems, through revamping environmental laws and regulations and strengthening enforcement. One important change is that NGOs and state prosecutors recently were allowed to bring cases on behalf of the public interest, holding businesses and government departments accountable for violations of Chinese environmental laws.

ClientEarth works with the Chinese government, judiciary, lawmakers and others to strengthen environmental governance and the rule of law. ClientEarth and China’s Supreme People’s Court recently hosted an unprecedented training for over 300 environmental judges in Beijing, the largest ever held. ClientEarth also supports the development of new laws, trains prosecutors, and provides grants to courts and local NGOs in China.

About ClientEarth

ClientEarth is a public interest law organization advocating for the environment, with offices in London, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Warsaw and New York City. ClientEarth lawyers and legal experts have expertise spanning environmental, corporate, financial and human rights laws.

To Register:

Please RSVP to Erin Herlihy: eherlihy [at] martenlaw [dot] com (subject: 17%20July%3A%20Recent%20Developments%20Building%20the%20Environmental%20Laws%20of%20China) .

Light refreshments will be served.