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U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law

The U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law works collaboratively with government institutions, non-government organizations, lawyers, judges, lawmakers and others to promote good environmental governance in Asia. As the most rapidly developing region on the planet, many countries in Asia are in urgent need of leaders to implement and enforce environmental laws and regulations, as well as policymakers and educators to develop the next generation of environmental advocates. The U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law was originally founded in 2006 under the name U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law. At its inception, the program was focused on furthering the work of governmental and private organizations within China that address critical environmental and energy challenges; improve policy, laws and regulations; and develop sustainable best practices in environmental protection and energy regulation.
Although much progress with regards to environmental protection has occurred since that time, many enormous challenges remain. The U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law continue to engage its partners in China to enhance public participation in environmental decision-making and educate various stakeholders through advocacy, policy reform, research, capacity building, and student opportunities.
Type of Exchange: 
Vermont Law School
Sun Yat-sen University
Renmin University of China Law School
Southwest Forestry University
China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Participants (Types): 
Universities, NGOs, government institutions
Exchange Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2006
South Royalton, Vermont
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