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Key Scientific Issues for Regional Sustainable Development in Northeast Asia

  • 1 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2 College of Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China;
    3 College of Economics and Management, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming 650500, China

Received date: 2011-06-27

  Revised date: 2011-08-29

  Online published: 2011-09-26

Supported by

the Principal of State Basic Science Key Project “Comprehensive Scientific Survey in Northern China and Its Adjacent Areas” (Award No. 2007 FY110300) and the National Natural Science Foundation Item “Carbon Emissions Effects and Its Impact Mechanism for the Development of Resource-based City” (Award No. 41101117).


Within the context of global climate change, achieving sustainable development in Northeast Asia will require in-depth research into the key scientific issues from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. This paper assesses that the main issues to be addressed are: (i) researches on the structure, function and differentiation disciplines of the vast and complex regional resources-environmentsocio-economic system that is Northeast Asia and on how the region can respond and evolve. (ii) Failing to find a mode for sustainable development is one of the most serious restrictive factors to development in Northeast Asia. (iii) Development of cross-border regional socio-economic models for sustainable development is essential. And (iv) the strategies above require cross-border technical support platforms to guarantee a consistent approach to regional sustainability in Northeast Asia.

Cite this article

DONG Suocheng, LI Yu, LI Fei, LI Shifeng, LI Zehong, YANG Wangzhou, LI Fujia, MAO Qiliang, WANG Juanle, ZHU Huazhong, LIU Jiajun, XU Xinliang . Key Scientific Issues for Regional Sustainable Development in Northeast Asia[J]. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2011 , 2(3) : 250 -256 . DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-764x.2011.03.008