Payments for Ecological Services and Eco-Compensation: Practices and Innovations in the People's Republic of China | Asian Development Bank

Payments for Ecological Services and Eco-Compensation: Practices and Innovations in the People's Republic of China

Publication | December 2010
Payments for Ecological Services and Eco-Compensation: Practices and Innovations in the People's Republic of China These proceedings are a collection of papers presented at the International Conference on Payments for Ecological Services convened in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in September 2009 to support eco-compensation programs in the country.

Policy makers in the People's Republic of China have been experimenting with new approaches to environmental management, resulting in a wide array of policy and program innovations under the broad heading of eco-compensation. Many of these are market-based instruments, particularly payments for ecological services - currently an emerging policy debate regarding the extent to which beneficiaries should pay, and the providers should be compensated - for the provision of natural resources and environmental services to promote sustainable, balanced growth. These proceedings are a collection of papers presented at the International Conference on Payments for Ecological Services convened in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in September 2009 to support eco-compensation programs in the country.

Contents 

  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • The People's Republic of China's Evolving Eco-Compensation Framework: Background and Select Provincial Case Studies
  • Issues and Options in the People's Republic of China: Views on the Payments for Ecological Services from Chinese Policy Makers and Experts
  • International Experiences in Markets for Ecosystem Services and the Asian Development Bank's Perspectives
  • Toward a More Effective Eco-Compensation Policy Framework