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Environmental Protection in China: Land Use Management

Edited By: Jeff Bennett, Xuehong Wang and Lei Zhang

234 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Apr 2008 | #171480 | ISBN-13: 9781847205896
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About this book

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 policy makers in the Chinese government with relevant information with which to pursue more effectively agro-environmental goals.


Contents

Contents:1. Agriculture and the Environment Jeff Bennett2. Land Use Management in ChinaXuehong Wang, Hongyun Han and Jeff Bennett3. The Conversion of Cropland to Forest and Grassland ProgramJeff Bennett, Lei Zhang, Guangcui Dai, Chen Xie, Jincheng Zhao, Dan Liang, Yongwei Liang and Xuehong Wang4. Are Farmers Better Off?Chen Xie, Jincheng Zhao, Dan Liang, Jeff Bennett, Lei Zhang, Guangcui Dai and Xuehong Wang5. Economic Efficiency ImpactsJeff Bennett, Guangcui Dai, Jincheng Zhao, Li Jiang, Zhitao Zhang, Dan Liang and Xuehong Wang6. Valuing Runoff ReductionsJeff Bennett, Lei Zhang, Yangwen Jia, Zuhao Zhou, Yaqin Qiu, Xuehong Wang and Zhitao Zhang7. Non-market Values of Environmental ChangesXuehong Wang, Jeff Bennett, Chen Xie, Zhitao Zhang8. An Overall Assessment of the CCFGP and Policy RecommendationsXuehong Wang, Jeff Bennett, Lei Zhang and Chen Xie9. The Way Ahead Jeff Bennett and Xuehong WangIndex

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