Today I’m at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in Guangzhou, China, co-hosting a “Workshop on Environmental and Public Health Law, Regulations, and Remedies.” The goal of the workshop is to discuss how environmental law can better handle public health concerns, and to build institutional ties between fellow co-hosts SYSU and Uppsala University in Sweden. Topics have included information disclosure such as air quality data and toxic releases, impacts of environmental harm on food safety and drinking water, the intersection between climate change and public health and environmental justice concerns like e-waste. The day ended with a spirited discussion about the role of public participation and information disclosure in Chinese society.

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