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Quantitative analysis of the dynamic changes of ecological security in the provinces of China through emergy-ecological footprint hybrid indicators

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Author(s):
Yang, Qing [1] ; Liu, Gengyuan [1, 2] ; Hao, Yan [1] ; Coscieme, Luca [3] ; Zhang, Jiaqi [4] ; Jiang, Nannan [5] ; Casazza, Marco [6] ; Giannetti, Biagio F. [3, 1]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] Beijing Normal Univ, Sch Environm, State Key Joint Lab Environm Simulat & Pollut Con, Beijing 100875 - Peoples R China
[2] Beijing Engn Res Ctr Watershed Environm Restorat, Beijing 100875 - Peoples R China
[3] Univ Paulista, Postgrad Program Prod Engn, Rua Doutor Bacelar 1212, BR-04026002 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Anhui Normal Univ, Coll Environm Sci & Engn, Wuhu 241000 - Peoples R China
[5] Univ Tennessee Knoxville, Bredesen Ctr Interdisciplinary Res & Grad Educ, Knoxville, TN 37996 - USA
[6] Univ Naples Parthenope, Ctr Direz, Isola C4, I-80143 Naples - Italy
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION; v. 184, p. 678-695, MAY 20 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 13
Abstract

Historical evaluation and future projection of ecological security have become increasingly important during the past decades. In this study, we establish a framework on historical evaluation and future projection of ecological security. In particular, historical ecological security evaluation based on emergy-ecological footprint, ecological security projection based on emergy-grey model and an emergy-based evaluation indicator system. This framework is applied to China's provincial ecological security evaluation during 2006-2015. In parallel, a potential projection in the future 100 years for the same area is performed. Results show that (1) Ecological deficit exists in economically developed regions, with more developed and relatively concentrated industrial production in the local; (2) Most of China's western provinces are secure, while mid-eastern China provinces are less secure, with the exception of Tianjin (slightly insecure) and Shanghai (extremely insecure). Most of the ``two-screens, three-belts{''} regions are secure or less secure; (3) fossil fuels are the main contributors to the emergy-ecological footprint. (4) Ecological coordination and diversity indexC cannot entirely reflect ecological security; (5) Based on the present knowledge, in the coming 100 years ecological security might get worse in 10 provinces: Shanxi, Shaanxi, Tianjin, Inner Mongolia, Anhui, Hainan, Yunnan, Qinghai, Ningxia and Xinjiang. Policy recommendations are, then, raised to improve China's ecological security state. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/07931-8 - Accounting and mapping of natural capital contribution to economic production processes in the States of Brazil
Grantee:Luca Coscieme
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate