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China's 2003 Environmental Impact Assessment law and dams: How effective is it?

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dc.contributor.advisor Yap, Nonita
dc.contributor.advisor FitzGibbon, John
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Qian
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-30T14:37:58Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-30T14:37:58Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/16202
dc.description.abstract This paper seeks to assess the effectiveness of Chinese current Environmental Impact Assessment law in preventing and mitigating the impacts of dams. In 1992, the Three Gorges Dan (TGD) project was approved and completed in 2006 in China, as the world's largest dam; resulting in both benefits and negative impacts. In 2003 China passed new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) law. This paper asks the question: could China's 2003 EIA law have minimized the negative consequences of the TGD project were it in force in 1992? And then to identify what changes would need to be made to the 2003 Chinese EIA Law to prevent or minimize such consequences, and finally reflect on potential mitigation measures.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Environmental Impact Assessment
dc.subject law
dc.subject dam
dc.subject Three Gorges Dam
dc.subject Yangtze Reservoir
dc.subject China
dc.subject mitigation measures
dc.subject ecological environment
dc.subject geological disasters
dc.subject relocation
dc.title China's 2003 Environmental Impact Assessment law and dams: How effective is it?
dc.type Major paper
dc.degree.programme Rural Planning and Development
dc.degree.name Master of Science
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
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