World Forestry Congress 2015

Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future

7 - 11 September 2015, Durban, South Africa
Tuesday | 12:45 – 14:15 | Coast of Dreams, Exhibition Centre

China’s Conversion of Cropland to Forests Program: environmental & socioeconomic impacts of world’s largest afforestation-based eco-compensation scheme

China’s Conversion of Cropland to Forests Program was launched in 1998 as a response to devastating floods. After an investment of more than USD 42 billion, it is now the world’s largest afforestation-based eco-compensation program.

Come to this event for a systematic review of English and Chinese-language literature on the program’s socioeconomic and environmental impacts, and join the discussion on how this program can inform similar efforts around the world.

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Louis Putzel
"Panel Introduction"

Lucas Gutierrez-Rodriguez
"China's Conversion of Cropland to Forest Program: A systematic evidence-based review of socioeconomic and environmental impacts"