Environmental Protection in China: Land-Use Management

Environmental Protection in China: Land-Use Management

By: Xuehong Wang (editor), Lei Zhang (editor), Jeff Bennett (editor)Hardback

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Faced with intensified environmental degradation and decreased agricultural land productivity, the Chinese government has sought policy interventions to reverse both of these negative trends. Among the policy instruments is the Conversion of Cropland to Forest and Grassland Program (CCFGP) that aims to change the pattern of agricultural land use in 25 provinces and autonomous regions across China. This book provides the most comprehensive assessment of the CCFGP undertaken to date. It allows the consideration of fundamental questions pertaining to the sustainability of the land use changes brought about by the CCFGP, its cost effectiveness and the prospects for policy evolution. Contributions from a wide range of economists and scientists in the book provide policymakers in the Chinese government with relevant information with which to pursue more effectively agro-environmental goals. Providing an economic assessment of land-use policy in China, this book will be of great interest to policymakers and government advisers in China, international donor agencies, and academics and students with an interest in land-use policy and environmental and natural resource economics and management.

About Author

Edited by Jeff Bennett, Professor of Environmental Management, Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, Xuehong Wang, Post-doctoral Fellow, Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia and Lei Zhang, Director-General, China National Forestry Economics and Development Research Center, State Forestry Administration, China

Contents

Contents: 1. Agriculture and the Environment Jeff Bennett 2. Land-Use Management in China Xuehong Wang, Hongyun Han and Jeff Bennett 3. The Conversion of Cropland to Forest and Grassland Program Jeff Bennett, Lei Zhang, Guangcui Dai, Chen Xie, Jincheng Zhao, Dan Liang, Yongwei Liang and Xuehong Wang 4. Are Farmers Better Off? Chen Xie, Jincheng Zhao, Dan Liang, Jeff Bennett, Lei Zhang, Guangcui Dai and Xuehong Wang 5. Economic Efficiency Impacts Jeff Bennett, Guangcui Dai, Jincheng Zhao, Li Jiang, Zhitao Zhang, Dan Liang and Xuehong Wang 6. Valuing Run-off Reductions Jeff Bennett, Lei Zhang, Yangwen Jia, Zuhao Zhou, Yaqin Qiu, Xuehong Wang and Zhitao Zhang 7. Non-market Values of Environmental Changes Xuehong Wang, Jeff Bennett, Chen Xie, Zhitao Zhang 8. An Overall Assessment of the CCFGP and Policy Recommendations Xuehong Wang, Jeff Bennett, Lei Zhang and Chen Xie 9. The Way Ahead Jeff Bennett and Xuehong Wang Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847205896
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781847205896
  • ISBN10: 1847205895

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