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ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT AND BIOCAPACITY – METHODOLOGY AND REGIONAL AND NATIONAL DIMENSIONS

By Filon Toderoiu

Abstract

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.ecological footprint, biocapacity, bioproductivity, global hectare (gha), renewable resource

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