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 tributary of the upper Yangtze River, crossing the provinces of Yunnan, Guizhou, and Sichuan. Although the river basin has abundant natural resources and is known as the special wine production base of the People’s Republic of China, it faces serious soil erosion and pollution problems primarily because of its coal and pyrite mining industries. Hence, the environmental protection reform measures in the Chishui River Basin has been established.