【title】 Resource Productivity and Sustainable Development in the EU-15 Countries
【author】 ZHONG Ruoyu;
【Author Affiliations】 China Center for Special Economic Zone Research
【source】 Chinese Journal of European Studies, 2010(04)
【abstract】The Material Flow Analysis(MFA) focuses on the aggregate material input and consumption within an economic system.This article makes use of the MFA method to explore the resource consumption and productivity in the EU-15 countries and their ideas and policies towards sustainable development.It reveals that from 1980 to 2007 net reduction of the material consumption was achieved while the resource productivity increased significantly in the main European countries.It can be seen from a comparison of the MFA ...