Green Good News

by Susan Trevaskes and Elisa Nesossi

At the end of October 2015, two green NGOs won China’s first environmental public interest case. The Nanping Intermediate People’s Court of Fujian Province issued a judgment in favour of the two environmental NGOs, Friends of Nature and Fujian Green Home. The case, which concerned an illegal mining site, was heard under China’s new Environmental Protection Law, which took effect on 1 January 2015.