Journal of Resources and Ecology ›› 2015, Vol. 6 ›› Issue (2): 65-72.DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2015.02.001

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Resources, Environment and Economic Patterns and Key Scientific Issues of the Silk Road Economic Belt

DONG Suocheng1, LI Zehong1, LI Yu1, SHI Guangyi1, YU Huilu2, WANG Juanle1, LI Jun3, MAO Qiliang4, HUANG Yongbin1,2   

  1. 1 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
    3 Anhui University of Technology, Maanshan 243032, China;
    4 Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing 100070, China
  • Received:2014-09-15 Revised:2015-02-11 Online:2015-03-25 Published:2015-03-25
  • Contact: LI Zehong. Email:
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China (41271556; 41101117); National Natural Science Foundation of China and Russian Foundation for Basic Research (4141101065; 15-56-53037).


The paper analyzes the distribution pattern of resources, ecological environment, society and economy, and holds that it is conducive to Silk Road countries to carry out Omni-directional and multi-level economic cooperation. Then the article puts forth main modes and paths of sustainable economic development for the Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB): ecological civilization mode, regional economic integration mode, transportation economic belt mode and international tourism economic zone mode. Finally, the article summarizes the key scientific issues for the sustainable development in the SREB and puts forward several action projects which include establishing International Scientists League and Think Tanks, establishing international information sharing platform and scientific policy-making system of ecological environment and sustainable development of the SREB, starting international science cooperation and technology traineeship program of the SREB, founding the international cooperation committee in the SREB and founding transnational construction and win-win cooperation mechanism of coping with climate change and ecological environment.

Key words: economic cooperation, key scientific issues, Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB), sustainable development, resources, environment and economic patterns