WIT Press


Issues Of The Territory Assimilative Potential And Anthropogenic Impact Comparison

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EQ140151

Volume

190

Pages

10

Page Range

141 - 150

Published

2014

Size

418 kb

Author(s)

I. Belik & N. Starodubets

Abstract

The paper aims to evaluate, using different methods, the ecological capacity of the territory and maximum anthropogenic impact that it can withstand as the result of economic activity. Timeliness of the study is determined by the need of Russia transition to the model of sustainable development. In this context, the paper examines the approaches to the estimation of the territory’s maximum capacity in relation to anthropogenic impact, methods of quantitative assessments of the environmental capacity of the territory in units and in fuel equivalents (energy approach), and its correlation with the actual anthropogenic impact and energy consumption. Keywords: assimilative potential, anthropogenic impact, greenhouse gases emissions, fuel consumption, energy efficiency.

Keywords

assimilative potential, anthropogenic impact, greenhouse gasesemissions, fuel consumption, energy efficiency.