College of Humanities & Law of South China Agricultural University
The “Red Line of Ecological Protection” is an institutional innovation in China's ecological environment protection. Delineating the red line of ecological protection to meet the needs of China's development and environmental management is an important practice in the construction of ecological civilization at this stage. However, the red line system of ecological protection cannot stay at the level of policy guidance, and its authority must rely on legislation to create guarantees; only if its policy concepts and regulatory requirements are raised to the level of legislation, it can effectively provide for the implementation of ecosystem protection planning and ecological bottom line maintenance. Guarantee. The practice or legislative exploration of the red line regulation of ecological protection shows that the legislative basis and normative system are becoming clearer, and it is urgent to improve relevant legislation, to build a legal framework for ecological red line management, and to promote the ecological protection red line system to be consistently “landed”. The single-line law, relevant legislation, especially local legislation, is clarified. Implementing the red line legislative concept of ecological protection is the core requirement of the legalization of ecological protection in China at present. In addition to policy direction and relevant legislation and regulation, it must be supported by a series of supporting mechanisms and implementation measures.