کد مقاله کد نشریه سال انتشار مقاله انگلیسی نسخه تمام متن
6332469 1619794 2014 10 صفحه PDF دانلود رایگان
عنوان انگلیسی مقاله ISI
Ecological deficit and use of natural capital in Luxembourg from 1995 to 2009
ترجمه فارسی عنوان
کمبود محیط زیست و استفاده از سرمایه طبیعی در لوکزامبورگ از سال 1995 تا 2009
کلمات کلیدی
کمبود محیط زیست، اثرات زیست محیطی، ایمان، خروجی محیطی توسعه یافته، مصرف خالص، سرمایه طبیعی،
موضوعات مرتبط
علوم زیستی و بیوفناوری علوم محیط زیست شیمی زیست محیطی
چکیده انگلیسی
Scarcity of natural resources and productive land is a global issue affecting the provision of goods and services at the country scale. This is particularly true for small regions with highly developed economies such as Luxembourg, which usually balance the chronic unavailability of resources (in particular with regard to fossil fuels) with an increasing demand of imported raw materials, energy and manufactured commodities. Based on historical time-series analysis (from 1995 to 2009), this paper determines the state of natural capital (NC) utilization in Luxembourg and estimates its ecological deficit (ED). Accordingly, solar energy demand (SED) and ecological footprint (EF) for Luxembourg have been initially calculated based on a recently developed country-specific environmentally extended input-output model. Thereafter, these indicators have been compared to the corresponding annual trends of potential NC (estimated using the emergy concept) and biocapacity, respectively. Results show that the trends in ED and in the use of NC in Luxembourg have not increased substantially during the years surveyed. However, the estimates also highlight that the NC of Luxembourg is directly and indirectly overused by a factor higher than 20, while circa 9 additional 'Luxembourg states' would be ideally necessary to satisfy the current land's requirements of the country and thus balance the impact induced by the EF. An in-depth analysis of the methodological advantages and limitations behind our modelling approach has been performed to validate our findings and propose a road map to improve the environmental accounting for NC and biocapacity in Luxembourg.
ناشر
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect (ساینس دایرکت)
Journal: Science of The Total Environment - Volumes 468–469, 15 January 2014, Pages 292-301
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