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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is one of the most effective environmental action organizations in the United States. Established in 1970, NRDC uses law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet and ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC’s more than 400 lawyers, scientists and policy experts work out of offices in New York, Washington, Beijing, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Over the past 15 years, NRDC has worked closely with local partners in China to help craft innovative solutions for a cleaner, healthier environment. This has included work on climate change, energy efficiency, green buildings, greening supply chains, and many other areas. In 2005, NRDC established a China Environmental Law & Governance Project to help develop approaches to strengthening on-the-ground implementation of environmental laws and policies. This has included technical assistance to government bureaus on legislation and policy development, work to build the capacity of judges, lawyers and environmental groups, and innovative work on environmental transparency, public participation, and enforcement of environmental law.

NRDC started the Greenlaw China blog in 2008 to write about developments in environmental law, policy, and civil society in China. Greenlaw China is authored by:

  • Alex Wang
  • Li Yang
  • Zhang Xiya
  • Stephen Leonelli
  • Yang Chu
  • Barbara Finamore
  • Jake Schmidt
  • David Doniger
  • Alvin Lin