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Ecological Compensation and Green Development Institutional Reform in the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB)

As stretching over 6000 km, the Yangtze River Valley has a unique ecosystem, which has a precious ecosystem in China. The Yangtze River Economic Belt (hereinafter referred to as “YREB”) covers 11 provinces or municipalities with a population and GDP accounting for over 40% of total amounts in China. It is the economic center in China with great vitality, and also an important support for the sustainable development of Chinese nation. It is of great significance to promote the YRBT to step a path of ecology priority and green development and build it into a green demonstration belt with great influence throughout the country. With reference to the successful experiences in both domestic and international watershed management, this project is to study how to promote the green development of the whole Yangtze River basin, especially the upper reaches of the Yangtze River Basin through the innovative institutional reform of watershed management among the provinces within the YREB, so as to ensure that the clear water of Yangtze River will last for future generations.

Task Force: Green Urbanization and Environment Improvement Topic: Planning for Sustainable Development, Conservation and Environmental Protection Year: 2019 Phase: Phase VI (2017-2021) Active

Ecological Compensation and Green Development Institutional Reform in the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB)

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