Beijing, China In-Country Training

17 - 21 October 2016

30 institutions from across 18 provinces were represented at the fourth in-country TTT program in PRC. Government environment officials stressed the need to build human capital for a green future at a dialogue with environmental law professors. 

Introduction to the Training Program

TTT Program Outline and Teaching Materials

Presentations

Session 1: Opening Ceremony + Introduction to the Course
Introduction to the TTT Project and this Program

Session 2B: Global & Regional Environmental Issues
Presentation: GEO-6 Regional Report for Asia
Presentation: Overview of Key Environmental Issues for China

Session 3: Introduction to Environmental Law: Goals, Objects, Principles & Norms
Presentation: Definition of Environment
Presentation: Drafting exercise on definition of “environment”
Presentation: Introduction to Environmental Law
Presentation: Introduction to Chinese Environmental Law

Session 4: Environmental (Spatial) Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Law
Presentation: Overview of Environmental (Spatial) Planning and EIA Law
Presentation: Case Study - The Case About EIA on the Anti-Seepage Project in the Yuanmingyuan Park
Presentation: Overview of ADB's Environmental Safeguards

Session 5: Environmental Protection Law (Part 1: Pollution Control)
Presentation: General Aspects of Environmental Protection Law
Presentation: Introduction to Chinese Environmental Protection Law - Part 1

Session 6: Environmental Protection Law (Part 2: Chemicals and Toxic Waste)
Presentation: Introduction to Chinese Environmental Protection Law - Part 2
Presentation: Case Study - Chemical Explosion Accident in Tianjin Port

Session 7: Natural and Cultural Heritage Protection Law
Presentation: Natural and Cultural Heritage Law
Presentation: Chinese Natural and Cultural Heritage Law

Session 8: Natural Resources Management Law (+MEA Exercise)
Presentation: Overview of Natural Resources Management Law
Presentation: Introduction to Chinese Natural Resources Management Law

Session 9: Environmental Dispute Resolution and the Role of the Judiciary  
Presentation: Environmental Litigation: A Comparative Perspective

Session 10: Procedural and Substantive Rights in Environmental Law
Presentation: Substantive & Procedural Rights in Environmental Law
Presentation: Legislations on Environmental Rights in China
Presentation: Environmental Law Clinics

Session 14: International Environmental Law (with special focus on climate change and clean energy law)
Presentation: ​International Environmental Law
Presentation: ​The Role of Mooting as a Teaching Tool

Session 15: Regional Environmental Law
Presentation: Regional Environmental Law - A Comparative Examination of Asian Regional Systems
Presentation: Case Study - Songhua River Case
Presentation: Water Resources Management - Lancangjiang/Mekong River Case Study

Session 16: Designing an Environmental Law Course (Part 1) - Review of Teaching Methodologies
Presentation: Designing an Environmental Law Course - Review of Teaching Methodologies
Presentation: Use of Electronic Resources as a Teaching Tool

Session 17: Designing an Environmental Law Course (Part 2) - The Role of Assessment and Review
Presentation: The Role of Assessment
Presentation: Assessment Options

 

Teaching Exercises

Session 5
Tutorial Problem (Legal Issues in Addressing the Problem of Air pollution in Beijing from the Perspective of the Government, Enterprises and the Public)

Session 6 and 10
Alternative Approaches in Environmental Dispute Resolution - Role Play Exercise: Mediation 

Session 8 and 14
MEA Research Assignment

Session 18
Designing an Environmental Law Course - Design Template

 

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