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Research On The System Of Public Participation In Environmental Impact Assessment

Posted on:2005-08-23Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:Z X WenFull Text:PDF
GTID:2156360122496175Subject:Forestry Economics and Management
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Based on the definition of "Public participation in Environmental Impact Assessment" and the relevant theory such as Theory of the environmental public property, the public trust theory of environmental management and environmental right theory, introduced the foreign system of Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment and pointed out that the Chinese system of Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment was deficient. Then the paper analysed why the system wasn't formed earlier and developed well in China. And proposed the design of the system should follow two principles: one is the principle that the government's duty is heavier than the public's in protecting environment field. Another is the principle that the procedural environmental rights should be legislated. The content of this system is that public's right to be aware of environmental information, to participate and to be aware of remedies. The system of environmental information disclose, participation mechanism and Environmental Public Interest Litigation can ensure that the public has a right be aware of environmental information, to participate and to be aware of remedies.The system of environmental information disclosure includes three parts: participation, awareness of content and the way of environmental information disclosure. This system proves that public has a right to obtain environmental information, and that projects and environmental administrative organisations have obligations to offer information. Participation mechanisms informed the public how to participate in Environmental Impact Assessment. Environmental Public Interest Litigation states that everyone can litigate for public environmental interest. It is necessary that Environmental Public Interest Litigation be legislated in China.The fourth part of this paper is an analysis of the efficiency of public participation in Environmental Impact Assessment in practice. This analysis proves that the system designed in this paper is useful for environmental protection.
Keywords/Search Tags:Environmental Impact Assessment, Public Participation, Environmental Right, Environmental, Environmental Public Interest Litigation
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