Ecological development of rural areas in the European Union member states in 2000-2012

The purpose of research was to analyze ecological development in EU countries during 2000-2012. Six primary variables have been applied, namely: the share of forest area in total land area, emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx) in agriculture, emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in agriculture, electric power consumption per capita, the share of alternative and nuclear energy in total energy use and the share of area under organic farming in total agricultural land area. The authors have developed a synthetic index, which enabled the statement that Latvia, Finland, Austria, Sweden and Estonia are leading EU countries in terms of ecological development; the worst situation is in France, Poland, Malta, Spain and in the United Kingdom.

Issue Date:
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 2081-6960 (Other)
Record Identifier:
PURL Identifier:
Published in:
Problems of World Agriculture / Problemy Rolnictwa Światowego, Volume 14, Number 29
Page range:
Total Pages:
Series Statement:
Zeszyty Naukowe Szkoły Głównej Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego Problemy Rolnictwa Światowego / Scientific Journal Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW Problems of World Agriculture

 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2018-01-23

Download fulltext

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
(Not yet reviewed)