Ji, Chun-Yi and Yang, Hong-Qiang and Nie, Ying (2011): Impacts of China's log Import on the Ecological Sustainability of Forests in Source Countries. Published in: Sensor Letters , Vol. 10, No. 1 (February 2012): pp. 1-4.
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As the largest log import country in the world, China undoubtedly faces a severe challenge from the reduction in global forest resources. Based on the fact that a flow of ecological elements embodied in the process of import can cause extra ecological stress to the source regions, the authors assessed the ecological effect of China’s log imports on the source countries’ forest sustainability. The ecological footprints embodied in China’s log imports from 1995 to 2010, and then introduce the model of ecological tension index to assess the ecological security status of the forests in major source countries. Results demonstrate that, overall, China’s import of log has posed no serious threat to world forests. Most of the source countries have safe forest ecological states due to their huge forest bio-capacity, although China’s log import has increased their forest ecological stress by more than 14%. While for some developed source countries, China has increased the ecological tension less than 1%. The risk of forests reduction was probably caused by its own resource consumption.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Impacts of China's log Import on the Ecological Sustainability of Forests in Source Countries|
|English Title:||Impacts of China's log Import on the Ecological Sustainability of Forests in Source Countries|
|Keywords:||Log Imports, Ecological Footprint, Ecological Stress Transfer|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F18 - Trade and Environment
F - International Economics > F0 - General > F02 - International Economic Order and Integration
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A14 - Sociology of Economics
|Depositing User:||Hongqiang Yang|
|Date Deposited:||24 Mar 2012 16:25|
|Last Modified:||14 May 2016 00:37|
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