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Ecological Footprint And Biocapacity – Methodology And Regional And National Dimensions


  • Toderoiu, Filon

    () (Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romanian Academy, Bucharest)


The scientific approach to the two novatory concepts – the Ecological Footprint and the Biocapacity – as a premiere in the Romanian agrarian economy research, starts from the identification of the main reasons why the above-mentioned concepts gained in methodological consistency and applicability area; it continues with the presentation of the main methodological elements for the calculation of the quantifying indicators of the two concepts, on the basis of which a diagnosisanalysis is made of the evolution of the global spatial distribution of the demand of resources (ecological footprint) and of the supply of resources (biocapacity) in time, with the specification of Romania’s position in this respect.

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  • Toderoiu, Filon, 2010. "Ecological Footprint And Biocapacity – Methodology And Regional And National Dimensions," Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics, vol. 7(2), pages 213-238.
  • Handle: RePEc:iag:reviea:v:7:y:2010:i:2:p:213-238

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    Cited by:

    1. Weiheng Zheng & Feng Cai & Shenliang Chen & Jun Zhu & Hongshuai Qi & Shaohua Zhao & Jianhui Liu, 2020. "Ecological Suitability of Island Development Based on Ecosystem Services Value, Biocapacity and Ecological Footprint: A Case Study of Pingtan Island, Fujian, China," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 12(6), pages 1-19, March.
    2. Alina-Monica Danciu & Roxana-Lavinia Pacurariu & Simina-Elena Lakatos & Matthew Greenley & Alina-Oana Ciomos & Laura Bacali, 2019. "The road towards a social circular economy in Romania," Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research, Pro Global Science Association, vol. 18(2), pages 5-18, December.
    3. Gilbert Silvius & Ron Schipper, 2019. "Planning Project Stakeholder Engagement from a Sustainable Development Perspective," Administrative Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 9(2), pages 1-22, June.

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    ecological footprint; biocapacity; bioproductivity; global hectare (gha); renewable resource;
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    JEL classification:

    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns


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