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Advances in Earth Science  2000, Vol. 15 Issue (6): 630-636    DOI: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2000.06.0630
YANG Kai-zhong, YANG Yong, CHEN Jie
Department of Geography,China Center for Regional Economic Research,Peking University,Beijing 100871,China
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 The measure of sustainable development has always been an important subject. The ecological footprint analysis initiated by William E.Rees, Canadian ecological economist, and Wackernagel Mathis, the former' s postgraduate has gradually become popular on account of the measuring indexes based on ecologically productive area, innovative thoughtway and it' s wide adaptability. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the conception, area-based indicators and computation of ecological footprint analysis systematically. And then it' s application is discussed through the introduction to the ecological footprint of 52 countries and districts. Finally the paper discusses the method and forecasts its application.

Key words:  Ecological footprint      Sustainable development      Sustainability.     
Received:  30 March 2000      Published:  01 December 2000
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YANG Kai-zhong, YANG Yong, CHEN Jie. ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS:CONCEPT,METHOD AND CASES. Advances in Earth Science, 2000, 15(6): 630-636.

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