The 8th International Conference on Eco-Compensation and Payments for Ecosystem Services


The 8th International Conference on Eco-compensation and Payments for Ecosystem Services

13−14 December 2019

Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China

Incentive-based natural resource and environmental management is increasingly gaining attention from governments and civil societies around the world. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is developing “eco-compensation” as a mechanism to incentivize the protection of public commons such as catchments and watersheds, conservation of forests, and restoration of degraded grasslands. As policy incentives such as eco-compensation are emerging rapidly in various sectors and regions in the PRC, and payments for ecosystem services (PES) also gaining momentum in the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) developing member countries, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners of eco-compensation and PES are eager to learn from experiences in the PRC and other developing countries. This year’s conference is the 8th of a series of annual international conferences focused on eco-compensation and PES, providing a platform for participants to share experiences and lessons on the latest initiatives, ideas, and policies regarding watershed eco-compensation, eco-compensation and poverty alleviation, and private sector engagement.

The conference is co-sponsored by the ADB and the Regional Revitalization Department of the National Development and Reform Commission of the PRC, and supported by the Chinese Academy of Environment Planning of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative, Sichuan Provincial Development and Reform Commission, and Chengdu Municipal Government, and organized by the China Eco-compensation Policy Research Center. More information is available at