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Green Development and Environmental Carrying Capacity

  • Xianqiang Mao
  • Rui Hou
  • Peng Song
Chapter
Part of the Current Chinese Economic Report Series book series (CCERS)

Abstract

Earlier studies on Carrying Capacity are closely related to the development of Ecology. In 1921, Park and Burgess proposed the concept of Carrying Capacity in their work in Human Ecology, i.e. ‘the maximum limit of the number of individual organisms in existence, in a particular environmental condition (mainly refers to the living space, nutrients, sunlight and other ecological factors in combination)’. This term was then used in environmental science academy in China, i.e. ‘Environmental Carrying Capacity’, reflecting the interaction between intensity of human activity and environment.

Keywords

Chemical Oxygen Demand Gross Domestic Product Emission Reduction Circular Economy Ammonia Emission 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xianqiang Mao
    • 1
  • Rui Hou
    • 1
  • Peng Song
    • 1
  1. 1.BeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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