Dynamic Change of Ecological Footprint in Xingtai City in the Years 2003-2009

Quantitative estimation of the ecological footprint in Xingtai City in the years 2003-2009 is carried out by using the Ecological Footprint Model and the Time Series. Result shows that the per capita ecological footprint demand increases in Xingtai City from the year 2003 to 2009; and land use for energy shows a significant increase, accounting for the maximum proportion in per capita ecological footprint demand. Per capita ecological footprint supply gradually decreases. Ecological supply provided by cultivated land occupies the greatest proportion in the supply of per capita ecological carrying capacity, which is the main factor determining the supply of ecological carrying capacity in Xingtai City. In the years 2003-2009, ecological footprint of Xingtai City is at the state of ecological deficit. This indicates that the economic and social development of Xingtai City is based on the over-exploitation of resources, especially the cultivated land and energy land. Thus, the development mode of Xingtai City has already been in a state of unsustainable development. Based on this, corresponding countermeasures are put forward for the sustainable development in future, so as to implement the healthy control of the sustainable development in Xingtai City, China.

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