Emergy Footprint Analysis of Gannan Tibet an Autonomous Prefecture Ecological Economic Systems

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 254)


Emergy footprint theory combines emergy analysis with conventional ecological footprint theory. In this paper, using emergy footprint theory, we calculated some emergy indices to evaluate and analyze the ecological economic system of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province. In addition, we offer advices on how to improve its sustainable development.


Ecological footprint Emergy footprint Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Sustainable development 



Thanks to the support by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31260098), Natural Science Foundation of Gansu Province (No. 1208RJYA037) and Program for Scientific Research Innovation Team of Northwest University for Nationalities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and Computer ScienceNorthwest University for NationalitiesLanzhouChina
  2. 2.Experimental CenterNorthwest University for NationalitiesLanzhouChina

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