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6th International Conference on Eco-Compensation and Payments for Ecosystem Services

08 December 2017 to 09 December 2017
Chongqing
People’s Republic of China

The 6th International Conference on Eco-compensation and Payments for Ecosystem Services, with the theme "Linking Growth, Conservation, and Rural Welfare via Investment in Natural Capital," primarily facilitated the learning of lessons on innovations and developments in eco-compensation across the People’s Republic of China (PRC) among key stakeholders in the PRC and other developing countries. It also functioned as venue for sharing recent progress of international experiences in payments for ecosystem services and understanding the linkages of eco-compensation with transboundary watershed management, poverty reduction, and performance assessment.

Partner Organizations:

  • China Eco-compensation Policy Research Center (CEPRC)
  • Western Region Development Department of the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NDRC)
  • ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI)
  • Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (CAEP/MEP)
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (RCEES/CAS)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
  • Chongqing Development and Reform Commission (CDRC)
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
08 Dec 2017 Keynote Presentation Mainstreaming Eco-Compensation into Sustainable Development Agenda: The Asian Development Bank Vision
How is ADB mainstreaming eco-compensation into its sustainable development agenda? ADB has been operationalizing eco-compensation for environment...
Qingfeng Zhang
08 Dec 2017 In Focus: Book Launch
08 Dec 2017 Session 1: What’s New in Eco-compensation and Payments for Ecosystem Services? Opportunities and Challenges of Eco-compensation in the People’s Republic of China
Eco-compensation has developed rapidly in the People’s Republic of China, with eco-compensation mechanisms being integrated into ecological ...
Leshan Jin
08 Dec 2017 Session 1: What’s New in Eco-compensation and Payments for Ecosystem Services? Opportunities and Challenges with Payments for Ecosystems in Brazil
What can be learned from Brazil’s experiences in payments for ecosystem services? Participatory planning, empowerment, transparency, and education...
Virgilio Viana
08 Dec 2017 Session 1: What’s New in Eco-compensation and Payments for Ecosystem Services? Eco-Compensation and Agriculture: Lessons from the United States, Questions for the People’s Republic of China
Why is agriculture important for eco-compensation? Agriculture is key to food security, rural livelihoods, economic growth, and human survival...
Jim Harkness
08 Dec 2017 Session 2: Transboundary Watershed Management and Protection and Eco-Compensation Trans-provincial Eco-compensation Schemes in the People’s Republic of China: Experiences and Challenges
How can socioeconomic development be balanced with sustainable environmental protection? This is the key question addressed by the presentation...
Liu Guihuan
08 Dec 2017 Session 2: Transboundary Watershed Management and Protection and Eco-Compensation Eco-compensation vs. Pollution Compensation: US Transboundary Watershed Management—Experiences and Lessons
Who pays, who benefits, how much, and how—these are among the questions tackled in the presentation to better differentiate eco-compensation...
Hu Tao
08 Dec 2017 Session 2: Transboundary Watershed Management and Protection and Eco-Compensation Exploring the Establishment of Eco-compensation Mechanism Across Provinces: Trans-provincial Eco-compensation Schemes in the Chishui River Basin
The mechanics of trans-provincial eco-compensation schemes are explored using the Chishui River Basin as illustration. Chishui River is a major...
Jiang Ping
08 Dec 2017 Session 3: Natural Capital Accounting and Eco-compensation Performance Evaluation Gross Ecosystem Product and Ecological Asset Accounting for Eco-Compensation: Methodology and Pilots in Qinghai, Yunnan, and Guizhou Provinces
Attempts have been made globally to find new accounting indicators, beyond GDP, to quantify the contribution of ecosystems to human welfare ...
Zhiyun Ouyang
08 Dec 2017 Session 3: Natural Capital Accounting and Eco-compensation Performance Evaluation Policy Implications of Natural Capital Accounting
What is the central challenge of the 21st century? It is developing an interlinked economic, social, and governance system that not only promotes...
Stephen Polasky
08 Dec 2017 Session 3: Natural Capital Accounting and Eco-compensation Performance Evaluation Indicators of Eco-compensation for Agricultural Structural Adjustment Based on N-loss control
Agricultural nonpoint source pollution is one of the leading causes of water pollution. Nutrient runoff from fertilizer usage easily enters ...
Liangguo Luo
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
09 Dec 2017 Session 4: Ecosystems Investments for Poverty Reduction: Why Should We Do It and How? Synergy of Poverty Reduction and Environmental Protection: UN Case Studies and Lessons Learned
What key lessons can the UN offer to solve the poverty-environment issues of the People’s Republic of China? Green development and poverty...
Haixia Zheng
09 Dec 2017 Session 4: Ecosystems Investments for Poverty Reduction: Why Should We Do It and How? Conditional Transfers, Ecosystem Services, and Poverty Alleviation
In the poverty agenda of developing countries, the literature warns of the problem of “payments for ecosystem services" overloading. By trying...
Ina Porras

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