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DOI: 10.21202/1993-047X.13.2019.2.1140-1161

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Authors :
1. Rezeda R. Valeeva, PhD (Economics)
Nizhnekamsk Branch of Kazan Innovative University named after V. G. Timiryasov (IEML)

2. Gyuzel R. Patrakova, PhD (Geography), Associate Professor of the Department of Chemical Technology Processes and Devices
Nizhnekamsk Institute for Chemistry and Technology (branch) of Kazan National Research Technological University

Impact of a territory ecological condition on sustainable development of a region (by the example of Volga federal district)

Objective: to identify the environmental aspects of sustainable regional development of the Volga Federal district.

Methods: multidimensional comparative analysis, method of Euclidean distances.

Results: today, environmental factors largely determine the economic potential of regional systems. The article summarizes the concepts of sustainable development and states the need to calculate the integral indicator of environmental aspects of the region. Based on the chosen method, using Rosstat data, environmental, economic and social indicators of sustainable development of the Volga federal district regions are presented. On the basis of these indicators, an integral indicator of the stability of the Volga Federal district regions is determined. The main inhibiting factor of the territories complex sustainable development is identified, i.e., weak or problematic environmental development of the regions. As a result, it is determined that all the Volga Federal district regions have a close to sustainable development, although the spread between the territories is significant.

Scientific novelty: the article assesses the impact of a range of environmental factors on sustainable development of territories by the example of the Volga Federal district.


Practical significance: the main provisions and conclusions of the article can be used by the regional authorities to identify environmental problems in the regions and to take effective environmental measures to increase sustainable territorial development.

Keywords :

economics and national economy management; sustainable development of a region; ecological development of a region; assessment of sustainable development of a region; environmental factors; wastewater discharges; volume of circulating water supply; emissions into the atmosphere; reforestation; morbidity of the population

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Valeeva R. R., Patrakova G. R. Impact of a territory ecological condition on sustainable development of a region (by the example of Volga federal district), Actual Problems of Economics and Law, 2019, vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 1140–1161 (in Russ.). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21202/1993-047X.13.2019.2.1140-1161

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