Resources Science ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (1): 33-42.doi: 10.18402/resci.2019.01.04

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Study on the resource environment, economy and urbanization situation and green rise strategy in Central China

Suocheng DONG1,3(), Dan SHI2, Fujia LI1,3, Jiajun LIU2, Fei LI1,3, Zhenyu YE2, Zehong LI1,3(), Yu LI1,3, Rongxia ZHANG1, Yang REN1,3, Jingnan LI1,3, Wenbiao ZHANG1,3   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
    2. Institute of Industrial Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100836, China
    3. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China
  • Received:2018-11-02 Online:2019-01-25 Published:2019-01-25


Central China has the geographical advantages of locating at the transition point of the east and the west of China, and connecting the south and north of China, which is a key development zone for the regional harmonious development of the country. The central region is the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the Yellow River Economic Belt crossing the driving region. It is the regional development strategy of the country's overall development strategy. It is the rising and radiating region of the central urban agglomerations. It is an important industrial transfer bearing area and a regional coordinated development of China. In recent years, the level of urbanization in the central region has been continuously improved and the economic strength has been greatly improved. It has entered a new stage of accelerating development and comprehensive rise. A series of serious environmental problems have emerged. It is urgent to seek a green road to rise. Based on the judgment of the basic situation of economic and social development and urbanization in the central region, this study conducts a comparative analysis of the typical resource and environmental problems. We further identify that its pollution situation is aggravating. Based on the environmental Kuznets curve and the system dynamics model, the analysis shows that the economic growth and environmental pollution in the central region continue the trend of traditional “first pollution after treatment” model. The main pollutant emission reduction input path is refined. In the future, the central region should actively respond to the green rising strategy, establish and improve the ecological compensation and pollution joint prevention and control mechanism, promote the optimization of industrial structure, and explore a new mechanism for coordinated and sustainable development of the economy, society and resources.

Key words: Central China, economic society, urbanization, environmental issues, green development