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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Assessing the eco-intensity of industrialized regions in the context of economic decarbonization

Vol. 22, Iss. 4, APRIL 2024

Received: 20 November 2023

Received in revised form: 26 December 2023

Accepted: 28 January 2024

Available online: 15 April 2024


JEL Classification: Q53, Q56, R11

Pages: 655–674


Ekaterina O. VEGNER-KOZLOVA Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of RAS, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation


Subject. This article discusses the peculiarities of the development of the Russian manufacturing industry focusing on environmental problems.
Objectives. The article aims to rank the industrial regions of Russia according to the negative impact of pollutant emissions on the environment.
Methods. For the study, I used the methods of statistical, index, and structural analyses.
Results. The article singles out industrially developed regions, the indicators of which can indicate their transition to balanced development, which involves taking into account environmental factors. The reduction in environmental protection costs occurred in those regions where the negative impact of production enterprises on the environment was weakened.
Relevance. The results of the study can be taken into account in the development of programmes aimed at improving the environmental safety in the industrial regions of Russia.

Keywords: industrialized region, climate change, eco-intensity, decarbonization, pollutant emission


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