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Type: Journal article
Title: China's ambitious ecological red lines
Author: Xu, X.
Tan, Y.
Yang, G.
Barnett, J.
Citation: Land Use Policy: the international journal covering all aspects of land use, 2018; 79:447-451
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 0264-8377
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Xibao Xu, Yan Tan, Guishan Yang, Jon Barnett
Abstract: China has initiated a new environmental strategy for delimiting “ecological red lines (ERL)” to balance economic growth and ecological and environmental protection in the country. This study uses the Yangtze River Economic Belt as a case study to illustrate the strategy and address the challenges of the implementation of this strategy. The paper identifies three knowledge gaps that urgently need research: key indicators to measure ERL, methods and criteria for spatial analysis and classification of ERL, and effective integration with other ecological protection policies. The study suggests four adaptive countermeasures to improve the scientific and practical implementation of the Chinese ERL policy.
Keywords: Coherent framework; ecological red lines; ecological space; sustainable development
Rights: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.08.037
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