Abstract

The calculation of economic losses of China’s coastal water pollution

Author(s): Xuelian Zhou

In recent years, with the rapid development of China’s city economy and booming population, the total amount of environmental pollutants discharge increases constantly, resulting in deterioration of quality of Chinese coastal waters, meanwhile restricting the development of China social and economy. That to what extent marine pollution is influencing China's industrial economy, and how to effectively evaluate the value losses caused by ocean water pollution, is the basis of the marine environment protection countermeasures and policy definition. Therefore, in this paper, with the value lossconcentration calculation method, the economic losses of water pollution in coastal waters is evaluated for China in 2010~2013. Compared with others, this method is succinct, accurate and easy to run, and it’s not only able to estimate the loss caused by single environmental element, but also capable of comprehensive evaluation of various environmental factors, thus better reveal the relationship between pollution and economic losses.


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