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Economic growth, government policies, and forest transition in China
Wang, Jiayue1,2; Xin, Liangjie1; Wang, Yahui3
2019-04-01
Source PublicationREGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
ISSN1436-3798
Volume19Issue:4Pages:1023-1033
Corresponding AuthorXin, Liangjie(xinlj@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThis paper uses panel data to analyze whether a forest transition has occurred in China and to identify the driving forces behind forest growth in China. We used generalized method of moments (GMM) model to identify forest transition. Analyzing forest transition only at the national level neglects regional differences. The results show that there exists an environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) relationship between forest cover and per capita GDP at the provincial level in China. Considering the processes of urbanization, economic development, the abandonment of arable land, and changes in forested area as a whole, it is concluded that a forest transition has already occurred in China and that the turning point took place in the 1990s. Forest restoration in China is affected by both the economic development path and the forest scarcity path. Economic development and strict policies have played important roles in forest recovery in China. In the early period of the forest transition, the forest scarcity path dominated; however, in the long run, the marginalization of agricultural land is the key driver of the forest transition.
KeywordForest transition Forest growth in China Driving forces China 1990s
DOI10.1007/s10113-018-1450-3
WOS KeywordENVIRONMENTAL KUZNETS CURVE ; LABOR SHORTAGE ; LATIN-AMERICA ; DEFORESTATION ; TRADE ; AREAS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41571095] ; National Key Basic Research Program of China[2015CB452702]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key Basic Research Program of China
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000468544400011
PublisherSPRINGER HEIDELBERG
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/59475
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorXin, Liangjie
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Land Surface Pattern & Simulat, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Southwest Univ, Sch Geog Sci, Chongqing 400715, Peoples R China
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Wang, Jiayue,Xin, Liangjie,Wang, Yahui. Economic growth, government policies, and forest transition in China[J]. REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE,2019,19(4):1023-1033.
APA Wang, Jiayue,Xin, Liangjie,&Wang, Yahui.(2019).Economic growth, government policies, and forest transition in China.REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE,19(4),1023-1033.
MLA Wang, Jiayue,et al."Economic growth, government policies, and forest transition in China".REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE 19.4(2019):1023-1033.
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