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Anthropogenic Activity and Regional Vulnerability to Change: The Case of Sardinia (Italy)
Social Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2014, Pages: 74-78
Received: May 29, 2014; Accepted: Jun. 3, 2014; Published: Jun. 14, 2014
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Camerada Maria Veronica, Department of Humanistic and Social Sciences, University of Sassari, Italy
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The paper contributes to the debate on the relationship between economic growth and environmental limits. The analysis is conducted on a regional scale and focuses on the development of a pressure indicator which is the correlation between the performance (in Added Value terms) of each economic anthropogenic activity and its relative level of pollution. Using a comparison between the results produced by the pressure indicator and other indicators used in the literature, it is possible to work out a more coherent view of the regional relationship between climate change and economic growth.
Climate Change, Regional Vulnerability, Carbone Impact, Sardinia
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Camerada Maria Veronica, Anthropogenic Activity and Regional Vulnerability to Change: The Case of Sardinia (Italy), Social Sciences. Special Issue: Geographical Evidence in Changing Europe. Vol. 3, No. 4-1, 2014, pp. 74-78. doi: 10.11648/
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