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The analysis of material flow index at Xinjiang, China
Author(s): Xiao Chen; Tashpolat Tiyip; Guanghui Lü
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Paper Abstract

Xinjiang is rich in natural resources. The fast economic growth in recent decades imposes pressure on environment. We used the material flow index to investigate the impacts of economic development on environment and explored the strategies for sustainable development. Results show that Xinjiang is still at a stage that economic growth is at the cost of high consumption of natural resources. In terms of natural resources usage, the growth of the economy is not efficient. The increase in primary products raises serious problems in environment. Higher level products should be encouraged in the future for sustainable development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6298, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability III, 629825 (27 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.680165
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Xiao Chen, Xinjiang Univ. (China)
International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)
Tashpolat Tiyip, International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)
Xinjiang Univ. (China)
Guanghui Lü, International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)
Xinjiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6298:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability III
Wei Gao; Susan L. Ustin, Editor(s)

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