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Exploring the Impact of Eco-migration Project, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, CHina
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

To reverse the emergency environmental degradation of Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, the localgovernment enforced a new developing project – Eco-migration, which aims at bothenvironmental restoration and poverty alleviation. Within ten years’ time, more than 400,000 ruralresidents were relocated. Through professional training and labor transportation, the financialcondition was largely improved. The annual income of these eco-migrants was highly raised from0.2 USD a day in 2000 to 3.51 USD a day in 2010. From the environmental perspective, morethan 70 percent of the sandy wasteland was restored. The vegetable coverage jumped up to 75percent, comparing to 30 percent in 2000. Through field study, the feedbacks from theseeco-migrants were collected. Eco-migrants were highly satisfied with the economic andenvironmental improvement. However, there are lots of improvements can be done. In one word,that’s the way the government trying to achieve the goal of sustainable development, whichproviding valuable experience for future.

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2013. , 38 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 164
Keyword [en]
Sustainable Development, Eco-migration, Poverty alleviation, Social resilience, Environmental restoration
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Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-208917OAI: diva2:655320
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Sustainable development
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Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2013-05-27, Geocentrum, Villavägen, 16, Uppsala, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2013-10-11 Created: 2013-10-10 Last updated: 2013-10-11Bibliographically approved

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