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China - Changjiang/Pearl River Watershed Rehabilitation Project : environmental and social assessment (Vol. 5) : Environment impact assessment (Chinese,English)

This is an environmental and social assessment for the Chiangjiang/ Pearl River Watershed rehabilitation Project for China, which protects the environment and improves people's livelihoods in poor and highly degraded watersheds of the Changjiang and Pearl River Basins by promoting an integrated and replicable model of sustainable rural development. The report anticipates social and environmental risks and discusses measures to mitigate them. Among the described measures are the following: To protect slopes, construct terracing works together with other works, such as on-farm works; integrate terracing with the development of cash trees and orchards; and fence earth-banked terraces with cash trees and orchards such as Chinese prickly ash, Cape jasmine and tea trees. Consider and suit local conditions when building water infrastructure projects. Select cash trees and orchards suitable to local conditions, that is, in accord with different soil, climatic and environmental conditions in the project counties. Promote the use of biogas to encourage soil and water conservation. To avoid risks arising from integrated pest management, increase public environmental awareness, especially the farmers' knowledge, and build economic incentives to control pesticide use; protect natural enemies of pests and enhance biodiversity conservation; Local water and soil erosion will be managed, environmental deterioration be tackled and poverty be rooted out from resource and environmental perspectives. The Project doesn't involve demolition or migration or ecological resettlement and only involves minor land acquisition and temporary land occupation. Attention should be paid to protecting the traditional cultures and productive and social customs of ethnic minorities during project planning and implementation to ensure that the inheritance and protection of ethnic minorities' traditional cultures are not adversely impacted.

Details

  • Document Date

    2005/11/22

  • Document Type

    Environmental Assessment

  • Report Number

    E1238

  • Volume No

    5

  • Total Volume(s)

    8

  • Country

    China,

  • Region

    East Asia and Pacific,

  • Disclosure Date

    2005/12/20

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Environment impact assessment

  • Keywords

    access roads, afforestation, agricultural production, air quality, animal husbandry, animals, arable land, biodiversity, biomass, birch, canals, carbon, carbon dioxide, carrying capacity, certain extent, channel, channels, cisterns, coal, coniferous forest, construction, construction activities, cropland, debris, deforestation, desertification, desertification control, dike, discharge, diversion, downstream areas, Drinking water, drought, ecology, economic analysis, economic development, EIs, Environmental, Environmental Assessment, environmental benefits, environmental degradation, environmental economics, environmental engineering, environmental factor, environmental features, environmental impacts, Environmental Management, Environmental Monitoring, environmental problem, environmental problems, environmental protection, environmental risk, erosion control, Eucalypt, evergreen, farmers, farming, fertilizers, Food Security, forest area, forest change, forest ecosystem, forest fire, forest insect, forest landscape, forest pest, Forest Protection, forest resources, forest vegetation, Forestry, forests, frost, fruit trees, gas, global warming, Grazing, growth condition, income, irrigation, lakes, land productivity, land resources, land use, limestone, marsh, mixed forests, Monitoring Program, Natural Forest, natural regeneration, natural resources, nutrients, oak, orchards, pasture, pesticides, pioneer species, Plantation, pollution, precipitation, productivity, programs, project management, pumping, rain, rainfall, reservoirs, rice, River basins, rivers, safety hazards, safety risk, shrubs, soil conservation, soil erosion, soil fertility, soils, spring, State Forest, streams, surface soil, sustainable development, temperature, tree, types of forests, urbanization, vegetation, Vegetation Cover, Vegetation types, washing, water conservation, water projects, water quality, Water Quality Monitoring, water quality protection, water supply, Watershed, woodland, young forest

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China - Changjiang/Pearl River Watershed Rehabilitation Project : environmental and social assessment (Vol. 5) : Environment impact assessment (Chinese,English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/999701468213277572/Environment-impact-assessment