Environmental legislation in China prescribes Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment to be arranged by the initiator of a project. Nevertheless concerns of effected citizens are often neglected and not addressed in the impact studies. The rising public environmental awareness and realization of health risks related to the proposed activity can lead to outbreaks of public protests and mass events, which may result in cancellation of such projects. In this paper some recent cases of contestation in China are presented and their impact on environmental decision-making analysed. It shows that the Chinese public does have an impact on policy making and stimulates the government to sharpen environmental regulation and procedures.
|Title of host publication||37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment|
|Subtitle of host publication||IAIA17 Conference Proceedings | IA’s Contribution in Addressing Climate Change|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||IAIA17: Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change - montreal, Canada|
Duration: 4 Apr 2017 → 7 Apr 2017
|Conference||IAIA17: Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change|
|Period||4/04/17 → 7/04/17|