World Forestry Congress 2015

Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future

7 - 11 September 2015, Durban, South Africa
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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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