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Local sustainability and gender ratio: evaluating the impacts of mining and tourism on sustainable development in Yunnan, China.

Huang G, Ali S - Int J Environ Res Public Health (2015)

Bottom Line: Our results indicate that mining areas performed better than tourism areas in economic aspects but fell behind in social development, especially regarding the issue of gender balance.Conclusions on environmental status cannot be drawn due to a lack of data.  The results from the environmental indicators are mixed.Our study demonstrates that rapid evaluation using currently available data can provide a means of greater understanding regarding local sustainability and highlights areas that need attention from policy makers, agencies and academia.

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Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology (ESPRE), Center for Human-Environment System Sustainability (CHESS), Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China. ghuang@bnu.edu.cn.

ABSTRACT
This study employed rapid evaluation methods to investigate how the leading industries of mining and tourism impact sustainability as manifest through social, economic and environmental dimensions in Yunnan, China. Within the social context, we also consider the differentiated impact on gender ratio-which is a salient feature of sustained development trajectories. Our results indicate that mining areas performed better than tourism areas in economic aspects but fell behind in social development, especially regarding the issue of gender balance. Conclusions on environmental status cannot be drawn due to a lack of data.  The results from the environmental indicators are mixed. Our study demonstrates that rapid evaluation using currently available data can provide a means of greater understanding regarding local sustainability and highlights areas that need attention from policy makers, agencies and academia.

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Mining and tourism areas in Yunnan.
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ijerph-12-00927-f002: Mining and tourism areas in Yunnan.

Mentions: Prefecture, the administrative unit under province, was used as the unit of analysis in this study. There are 16 prefectures in Yunnan province (Figure 2), which were recognized as mining areas or tourism areas based on mining production value, tourism income [21] and interviews with local officials in mining and tourism departments. Figure 1 shows how the 16 prefectures were grouped as mining areas, tourism areas, and areas where neither industry dominated.


Local sustainability and gender ratio: evaluating the impacts of mining and tourism on sustainable development in Yunnan, China.

Huang G, Ali S - Int J Environ Res Public Health (2015)

Mining and tourism areas in Yunnan.
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ijerph-12-00927-f002: Mining and tourism areas in Yunnan.
Mentions: Prefecture, the administrative unit under province, was used as the unit of analysis in this study. There are 16 prefectures in Yunnan province (Figure 2), which were recognized as mining areas or tourism areas based on mining production value, tourism income [21] and interviews with local officials in mining and tourism departments. Figure 1 shows how the 16 prefectures were grouped as mining areas, tourism areas, and areas where neither industry dominated.

Bottom Line: Our results indicate that mining areas performed better than tourism areas in economic aspects but fell behind in social development, especially regarding the issue of gender balance.Conclusions on environmental status cannot be drawn due to a lack of data.  The results from the environmental indicators are mixed.Our study demonstrates that rapid evaluation using currently available data can provide a means of greater understanding regarding local sustainability and highlights areas that need attention from policy makers, agencies and academia.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology (ESPRE), Center for Human-Environment System Sustainability (CHESS), Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China. ghuang@bnu.edu.cn.

ABSTRACT
This study employed rapid evaluation methods to investigate how the leading industries of mining and tourism impact sustainability as manifest through social, economic and environmental dimensions in Yunnan, China. Within the social context, we also consider the differentiated impact on gender ratio-which is a salient feature of sustained development trajectories. Our results indicate that mining areas performed better than tourism areas in economic aspects but fell behind in social development, especially regarding the issue of gender balance. Conclusions on environmental status cannot be drawn due to a lack of data.  The results from the environmental indicators are mixed. Our study demonstrates that rapid evaluation using currently available data can provide a means of greater understanding regarding local sustainability and highlights areas that need attention from policy makers, agencies and academia.

No MeSH data available.