Research on Geo-environmental Compensation Mechanism in Sustainable Development of Three Gorges Reservoir Area

Hui Zhang, Jingao Zhang, Jun Lv

Abstract


Geo-environment deterioration, which caused by Three Gorges reservoir area development program, is leading to frequent geological disasters and seriously hampering the sustainable development of the reservoir area. This article expounds the geo-environment’s compensation status quo and existing problems in the reservoir area at first. Then it explains that geo- environment were underestimated or even loss of status, and analyses its  performance and the relationship between  the geo-environmental  compensation mechanisms improving and sustainable development of Three Gorges reservoir area. Finally, it points out that the Government need appropriate institutional arrangements immediately, and makes relevant policy recommendations to improve the geo-environment compensation mechanism for the sustainable development of the reservoir area to provide important protection system.

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Journal of Sustainable Development   ISSN 1913-9063 (Print)   ISSN 1913-9071 (Online)

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