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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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Comparison of the low-carbon industrial park with an ecoindustrial park.
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fig3: Comparison of the low-carbon industrial park with an ecoindustrial park.

Mentions: The comparisons of this low-carbon industrial park and an ecoindustrial park [19] are demonstrated in Figure 3. The indicator of ecosystem service per area is used as a numéraire for the assessment. Obviously, the GV of the park is 1.77 times of that of the ecoindustrial park. However, the ERV of the ecoindustrial park (10.81) is a little higher than that of the low-carbon industrial park (6.86). Thus, we can conclude that the advantage of low-carbon industrial parks is carbon mitigation, rather than ecological construction, which is the theme of an ecoindustrial park.


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)

Comparison of the low-carbon industrial park with an ecoindustrial park.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3539386&req=5

fig3: Comparison of the low-carbon industrial park with an ecoindustrial park.
Mentions: The comparisons of this low-carbon industrial park and an ecoindustrial park [19] are demonstrated in Figure 3. The indicator of ecosystem service per area is used as a numéraire for the assessment. Obviously, the GV of the park is 1.77 times of that of the ecoindustrial park. However, the ERV of the ecoindustrial park (10.81) is a little higher than that of the low-carbon industrial park (6.86). Thus, we can conclude that the advantage of low-carbon industrial parks is carbon mitigation, rather than ecological construction, which is the theme of an ecoindustrial park.

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