Journal of Resources and Ecology ›› 2022, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (1): 161-172.DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2022.01.017

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Estimating the Spatial and Temporal Changes in the Green Development Level in Beijing during 2006-2016

LUN Fei1(), LI Hong2, HU Qiyuan1, GAO Xiang1, ZHA Sihan1, HUO Wei1, ZHANG Dan3, XIAO Xiao1,*()   

  1. 1. College of Land Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
    2. Institute of Plant Nutrition and Resources, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing 100097, China
    3. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2021-08-23 Accepted:2021-10-27 Online:2022-01-30 Published:2022-01-08
  • Contact: XIAO Xiao
  • About author:LUN Fei, E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    The National Natural Science Foundation of China(41801202);The National Natural Science Foundation of China(41911530693)


Green development is an important way to achieve global sustainable development goals, and has become one of the main research hotspots in recent years. Balancing economic development and environmental protection has turned out to be a great challenge in Beijing, the capital of China, which can provide some suggestions on ecological civilization construction and green development for other cities. However, there have been limited studies on this crucial topic. Therefore, based on the statistical data for Beijing from 2006 to 2016, this paper constructed the green development evaluation system of Beijing, and used the Projection Pursuit Model and spatial analysis method to analyze the spatial and temporal changes in its green development level. We also aimed to further explore the influences of key factors on green development. Our results illustrated that: (1) the overall and average levels of green development in Beijing showed significant increasing trends; (2) there are obvious spatial differences in green development among districts in Beijing, with the outer districts showing higher values; and (3) the environmental condition and human consumption were two important factors driving the green development in Beijing.

Key words: green development, green development evaluation system, the projection pursuit model, Beijing