Prof. Hao ZHANG publishes co-edited new book Climate Change Law in China in Global Context
Posted on 27 August, 2020

Prof. Hao ZHANG’s co-edited new book, Climate Change Law in China in Global Context, has been published by Routledge.

Co-edited with Prof. Xiangbai HE (Zhejiang University) and Prof. Alexander ZAHAR (Macquarie University and Southwest University of Political Science and Law), Prof. Zhang authored two chapters in the edited volume which examines China’s legal framework for emissions trading and other market initiatives and the regulation of the domestic offset scheme, respectively. He also co-authored the chapter with Prof. Zahar on the legal analysis in relation to monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions in China.

This edited volume explains how China’s legal system is gradually being mobilized to support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and achieve adaptation to climate change. It focuses on recent attempts by the country to build defences against the impacts of climate change and to meet the country’s international obligations on mitigation. The authors are not only interested in China’s laws on paper; rather, the book explains how these laws are implemented and integrated in practice and sheds light on China’s current laws, laws in preparation, the changing standing of law relative to policy, and the further reforms that will be necessary in response to the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

For further details of the book, please click here.