Information for G00305
Work plan for transforming payments for environmental services in China, July 2004 - Sept 2005
The work plan for China’s diagnostic study was developed at a preparatory workshop held in Beijing on May 10, 2004, which was attended by principal project partners and other stakeholders. China’s context of payment for environmental services (PES) was reviewed in the workshop. It was agreed that different and complex PES schemes exist in China, which are either initiated by the central government or by local communities. The outputs and the activities for the diagnostic study were developed in the workshop. The diagnostic study has been formulated with four broad outputs with the long-term vision of transforming payments for environmental services from state control to markets.