Farmland Ecological Compensation Zoning and Horizontal Fiscal Payment Mechanism in Wuhan Agglomeration, China, From the Perspective of Ecological Footprint

Xin Yang, Fan Zhang, Cheng Luo, Anlu Zhang

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Abstract

This study proposes a farmland ecological compensation zoning index (FECZI) and a horizontal farmland ecological fiscal payment model to assess the amount of horizontal fiscal payment in the 48 districts of the Wuhan Agglomeration of China. The results indicate that: 14 districts of Wuhan Agglomeration are classified into farmland ecological payment areas and the remaining 34 districts are compensation ones. Moreover, the largest ecological payment area is Hongshan (109,901.05 x 10(4) Yuan), while the lowest is Tieshan (83.69 x 10(4) Yuan). The largest ecological compensation area is Tianmen (-84,076.11 x 10(4) Yuan), while the least is Hannan (-1340.58 x 10(4) Yuan). The findings can be used in the reform of farmland ecological compensation as well as innovation of fiscal payment mechanism in Wuhan Agglomeration, China.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2326
Number of pages15
JournalSustainability
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2019

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