Journal section "Environmental economics"

The Greening of the Bio-Resource Economy of the Northern Region

Dmitrieva T.

Volume 11, Issue 4, 2018

Dmitrieva T.Е. The greening of the bio-resource economy of the northern region. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2018, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 160–172. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2018.4.58.10

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2018.4.58.10

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The article presents the results of a collaborative study aimed at finding opportunities and limitations for effective use of renewable bio-resources, which are an important part of the resource base of the economy of the Komi Republic. The novelty of the approach to achieving the goal lies in addressing the methodology of greening established as an official course of global sustainable development and gaining momentum in Russia. The logic of the research into modernization of the bio-resource economy of the Northern region corresponded to the traditional scheme, including the understanding of the content, measurement of parameters and areas of development of the process under study, and is reflected in the structure of the article. The research covers the stages of green development, its relations with sustainable development, and approaches to their measurement. Relying on the methodology of green sustainable development for the modernization of bio-resource industries has helped: specify it as environmental modernization aimed at preserving natural capital, improving the environmental quality of life, improving the resource efficiency of economic activity; assess the level of greening of the objects under study and identify the barriers to its increase; justify the areas of conservation and effective use of land, forest and water resources and “greening” the structure of the bio-resource economy of the region. The research results represent a contribution to the formation of the green economy of the Komi Republic and the launch of promising research into the resource efficiency of its renewable natural capital, and contribute to regional studies on the green growth of the Russian economy


sustainable development, greening, green growth, bio-resource economy, environmental modernization

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