|On the Theory of Environmental Balance|
|News - Expert Comments|
|Wednesday, 22 September 2010 18:35|
Taras Bebeshko: Issues of interactions between people and ecosystem from economical perspectives are fundamentally important for the future of both people and ecosystem. Unfortunately, the lack of uniformity in definitions, understanding and essence of the basic concepts and principles constrains many national and international processes aimed at increasing the efficiency of interaction people/ecosystem.
The man avoided this for a long time, while consumption of natural resources and anthropogenic emissions and discharges reached a global level. Today, continue to exceed the balance of consumption of natural resources on his recovery, or emission on absorption in one country has negative consequences not only for this country, but also in neighbouring areas and worldwide.
Thus, deforestation in mountainous areas leads to floods and landslides in the valleys. Anthropogenic emissions of ozone-depleting substances, greenhouse gases or persistent organic pollutants – to the global catastrophic consequences, and first of all in countries that not only don’t perform such emissions, but also simply don’t have any ability or desire.
The purpose of this essay is to define the basic concepts and summarise the theory of environmental balance.
Full text of article (DOC, 120 kb)