Vista working towards saving China’s remaining biodiversity
Vista is currently contributing to the Sino-Norwegian project on “Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Values into Policy-making in China”. The project is managed by the Norwegian Environmental Agency in cooperation with the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences. Henrik Lindhjem recently presented a report on Norwegian and European experiences at a workshop in Beijing 31. March 2016. The project aims both to estimate the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services in a number of counties in China and find ways to incentivise local governments to strengthen environmental management. GDP is now being supplemented with environmental indicators in China to assess the performance of local governments.