Environmental Public Interest Litigation (EPIL)
The aim of the Environmental Public Interest Litigation (EPIL) is to assist the general public in voicing out their complaint on environmental issues. This new approach on environmental is used to enable the public, volunteers, private sectors and other stakeholders participate and make decisions regarding the protection of their environment, natural resources from pollution and ecosystem destruction.
Environmental Public Interest Litigation (EPIL) in China permits qualified environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to file litigation to protect the public interest in safeguarding the environment and natural resources from pollution and ecological destruction. EPIL is a non-profit activity which not only plays the relief role to harm which has already occurred in the environment but also plays a role in the prevention and avoidance of future harm or damage to the environment.