CDB Reports


Two NGOs initiate first environment public interest lawsuit

On January 1st 2015, two NGOs received a notice from the Nanping city intermediate people's court stating it had accepted to file their lawsuit. This is the first occurence of a public interest lawsuit being filed since the new "Environment Protection Law" has been enforced.

Why Shifang is Still In Pain

The author investigates persistent problems in Shifang, Sichuan, over two years after a proposed molybdenum and copper project led to protests


The author explains that to ensure good air quality for the APEC summit this month, the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei air pollution cooperation group decided on emergency emission reduction measures which reach even Shandong province

Beijing Organic Farmers Market

This article describes the origin and development of the Beijing Organic Farmers Market, a pioneering non-profit project aiming at providing organic farmers with direct access to Beijing's urban market.

New Environmental Protection Targets for 365 lakes

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Finance (MF) have announced a new plan to improve water quality in China’s lakes.