Dr Sophus zu Ermgassen and Shuo Gao
January 2024

Analysing the outcomes of China’s ecological compensation scheme for development-related biodiversity loss

Over the past three decades, China’s government has implemented many projects under its ecological compensation policy, including paying compensation fees for habitat creation to redress natural habitat losses caused by development. Researchers at the University of Oxford have compiled diverse data to produce a critical evaluation of both the policy design and its ecological outcomes.

In this webinar, Shuo Gao and Dr Sophus zu Ermgassen gave an overview of some key features of China’s compensation scheme, and discuss the several challenges faced by the scheme, as well as some potential opportunities to learn from its successes.