Research on Eco-Compensation System in China

Zhiwei Xiong, Cheng Shao


Lack of eco-compensation system is an important reason for ecological degradation in our country to solve the problem on conservation, the establishment of eco-compensation system and finalization of the relevant rules thereof must be undertaken.

The eco-compensation system in China covers three main parts: eco-functioning area, river basin catchments, and natural resources exploitation. Different part corresponds to different mechanism. To expedite the process, China should give priority to north western part of China and focus her effort mainly in the three aspects: to further finalize the governmental compensation mechanism; to push strongly the market mechanism and to strengthen the basic work.

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