The comparative law method is mainly used for this particular research study of the environmental law of Hang Kong, Taiwan, and China. Besides this, three other research methodologies have been applied in this research. The other three methods are policy transfer and lesson drawing approach. These are liable for imposing environmental laws, and a socio-legal approach is also implemented for the dissertation study (McCaffrey & Salcido, 2009). However, the foundation of the study is based on comparative law method. The comparative law method provides a unique research methodology that supports the research study of the correlation between the legal systems. It helps in recognizing the similarities and dissimilarities of different legal systems which mean that this is a procedure of comparing different legal systems. Furthermore, such types of comparison turn out results relating to the diverse legal cultures being examined. Hence, this specific research methodology would be effective for the undertaken research for comparing the pros and cons of different relevant environmental laws among three countries and measure Hong Kong’s position in this matter. The tools and techniques are used for determining and evaluating the impact of pollution and how the government of the countries dealing with the situation.
Preliminary results and discussion
The preliminary result, which concluded from the discussion, would be that the entire nations provide great emphasis on developing environmental laws to protect their ecological balance and suggest stringent punishments for the offenders (Hunter, Salzman & Zaelke, 2015). However, it is assumed that Hon Kong’s laws in this matter are not stricter in comparison to Taiwan and China. The protection of the environment is very much important for the welfare of the society, and the violations of the environmental rules and policies are managed in a civil manner such as the imposition of civil damages to the injured parties and fines. New rules and policies are implemented in the field of environmental law as per the state law of the country. It has changed the way in which the government is imposing the rules for the welfare of the society as well as the environment. There are a number of environmental rules and policies aimed at the protection of different aspects of the environment which includes clean air act, clean water act, pollution prevention act, national environmental policy act, occupational and health act and resource conservation act. The establishment of the act is based on the government rules, laws and policies. The industries and people of the country have to follow the standards, laws and policies.