ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS IN JIANGSU PROVINCE
DOU Yi-jian , SU Hui, GAO Chao, ZHU Ji-ye (Department of Urban and Resource Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093,China)
The ecological footprint (EF) conception has gained much attention over the last a few years. But no research has carried out with respect to calculations of EF time series in China. The theory of ecological footprint was introduced in this paper and applied to Jiangusu Province as a case study. The EF for Jiangsu Province during the period from 1990 to 2003 was calculated. The results showed that the per capital deficit of EF and total EF in Jiangsu Province was distinctive and tended to increase from time to time. At the same time sustainability in Jiangsu Province was dropped in the period of ten years. The reasons causing ecological deficit in Jiangsu Province was analyzed.