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Prerequisites for Sustainable Development and Maintaining Ecosystems by Country and Continent. Russia’s “Special Project”

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
  • Igor E. Reyf
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Abstract

CO2 sources and sinks; attempts to bring them into balance in the biosphere—The underestimated role of preserved ecosystems—Two paths to climate stability—Global centers of environmental disruption—Forest bastions of the planet—What is “ecological rent?”—Russia’s ecosystems and their contribution to global sustainability—Will Russia’s strength lie in growing Siberia?—What Russia’s ecological specialization could mean.

Keywords

Ecosystem preservation Healing the environment Ecological debtors Ecological donors Carbon sources Carbon sinks Carbon balance Carbon cycle Carbon absorption Oceanic CO2 absorption Forest CO2 absorption Forest zones Northern forest zone Southern forest zone Ecosystem restoration Centers of environmental stabilization Centers of environmental destabilization Global deforestation Ecological rent Russia and the environment Russian forests Russian environmental policy Boris Rodoman Ecological specialization of Russia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
    • 1
  • Igor E. Reyf
    • 2
  1. 1.Correspondent Member of Russian Academy of SciencesDirector of the Water Problems Institute of RASMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Freelance Journalist/WriterFrankfurt am MainGermany

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