(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Emergy-based sustainability assessment of Inner Mongolia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHU L. (1) ; LI H. (1 2 3) ; CHEN J. (2) ; JOHN R. (2) ; LIANG T. (1) ; YAN M. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Univ., Toledo, ETATS-UNIS
(3) International Ecological Research Center, Zhejiang Univ. of Agriculture and Forestry, Hangzhou, CHINE


An integrated environmental accounting of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) is presented in this paper based on emergy analysis with data from 1987 to 2007. Emergy is a universal measure of real wealth of the work of nature and society made on a common basis. Through calculating environmental and economic inputs and a series of emergy indicators, this paper discusses IMAR’s resource use structure, economic situation, and trade status. The results show that more than 85% of the emergy used in IMAR was derived from home sources, indicating a strong capacity for self-sufficiency.


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2012, vol. 22, no5 [pp. 843-858]

Bibliographic references : 46 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 2 tabl.



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