Determination of Ecological Compensation Standard Based on the Value of Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of the Eastern Route of China’s South-to-North Water Diversion Project in Jiangsu Province

Jingli Li, Dingpan Wang, Kaijie Xie

Abstract


The key issue in ecological compensation of inter-basin water diversion projects is quantifying the compensation standard scientifically and reasonably in order to truly reflect the cost and benefit of related ecosystem services as well as to meet the needs of various stakeholders, by which the harmony of environmental and economic interests can be achieved. Based on the theory of valuable ecosystem services and the actual case of the Eastern Route of China’s South-to-North Water Diversion Project (S-NWDP), this paper proposes a model to quantify the ecological compensation of inter-basin water diversion project. By using the Equivalent-factor (E-F) method the value of ecosystem services can be determined, and then the compensation standard is clear by comparing the growth of regional ecosystem service value with that of regional GDP of Yangzhou, Huai’an, Suqian and Xuzhou city in Jiangsu Province.


DOI
10.12783/dtetr/icaenm2017/7796

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