Why is China appointing judges to combat climate change? | James K. Thornton

Why is China appointing judges to combat climate change? | James K. Thornton

By TED

TED Talks Daily

Wednesday, 16 February

Why is China appointing thousands of judges to environmental courts and training prosecutors to bring cases to them, even if it means suing the government? Eco-lawyer James Thornton takes us inside the country's growing effort to use the power of the courts to address environmental problems -- a little-known story that indicates China could become a champion of legal action on climate.
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