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Evaluating ecological and economic benefits of a low-carbon industrial park based on millennium ecosystem assessment framework.

Chen B, He G, Yang J, Zhang J, Su M, Qi J - ScientificWorldJournal (2012)

Bottom Line: The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) framework was modified with a special focus on ecosystem service values.A case study of a typical low-carbon industrial park in Beijing was conducted to assess the ecological and economic benefits.Due to the construction of small grasslands or green roofs, considerable environmental regulation services are also provided by the park.

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Affiliation: State Key Joint Laboratory of Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China. chenb@bnu.edu.cn

ABSTRACT
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) framework was modified with a special focus on ecosystem service values. A case study of a typical low-carbon industrial park in Beijing was conducted to assess the ecological and economic benefits. The total economic value of this industrial park per year is estimated to be 1.37 × 10(8) RMB yuan, where the accommodating and social cultural services are the largest two contributors. Due to the construction of small grasslands or green roofs, considerable environmental regulation services are also provided by the park. However, compared with an ecoindustrial park, carbon mitigation is the most prominent service for the low-carbon industrial park. It can be concluded that low-carbon industrial park construction is an efficacious way to achieve coordinated development of society, economy, and environment, and a promising approach to achieving energy saving and carbon reduction.

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fig1: Ecological and economic value assessment framework of the low-carbon industrial parks.

Mentions: In the MA framework, ecosystem services are divided into four parts, that is, supporting services, regulation services, provisioning services, and cultural services [2]. As most of these services can be provided by the low-carbon industrial park, the MA framework is appropriate to quantify these benefits in the form of monetary value. In this study, the ecosystem services of the MA framework are thereby quantified as four categories, that is, accommodating service value, GHG emission reduction value, environmental regulation value, and social cultural service value (Figure 1).


Evaluating ecological and economic benefits of a low-carbon industrial park based on millennium ecosystem assessment framework.

Chen B, He G, Yang J, Zhang J, Su M, Qi J - ScientificWorldJournal (2012)

Ecological and economic value assessment framework of the low-carbon industrial parks.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3539386&req=5

fig1: Ecological and economic value assessment framework of the low-carbon industrial parks.
Mentions: In the MA framework, ecosystem services are divided into four parts, that is, supporting services, regulation services, provisioning services, and cultural services [2]. As most of these services can be provided by the low-carbon industrial park, the MA framework is appropriate to quantify these benefits in the form of monetary value. In this study, the ecosystem services of the MA framework are thereby quantified as four categories, that is, accommodating service value, GHG emission reduction value, environmental regulation value, and social cultural service value (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) framework was modified with a special focus on ecosystem service values.A case study of a typical low-carbon industrial park in Beijing was conducted to assess the ecological and economic benefits.Due to the construction of small grasslands or green roofs, considerable environmental regulation services are also provided by the park.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: State Key Joint Laboratory of Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China. chenb@bnu.edu.cn

ABSTRACT
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) framework was modified with a special focus on ecosystem service values. A case study of a typical low-carbon industrial park in Beijing was conducted to assess the ecological and economic benefits. The total economic value of this industrial park per year is estimated to be 1.37 × 10(8) RMB yuan, where the accommodating and social cultural services are the largest two contributors. Due to the construction of small grasslands or green roofs, considerable environmental regulation services are also provided by the park. However, compared with an ecoindustrial park, carbon mitigation is the most prominent service for the low-carbon industrial park. It can be concluded that low-carbon industrial park construction is an efficacious way to achieve coordinated development of society, economy, and environment, and a promising approach to achieving energy saving and carbon reduction.

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Related in: MedlinePlus