Khodkovskaya Yu.V., Malykh O.E., Fazrakhmanov I.I., Khisamutdinov I.A., Barkova E.E.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY: IMPERATIVES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGIONAL ECOSYSTEM
Khodkovskaya Yu.V.1 (Ufa, Russian Federation) – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Malykh O.E.1 (Ufa, Russian Federation) – E-mail: email@example.com, Fazrakhmanov I.I.1 (Ufa, Russian Federation) – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Khisamutdinov I.A.1 (Ufa, Russian Federation) – E-mail: email@example.com, Barkova E.E.1 (Ufa, Russian Federation) – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1Ufa State Petroleum Technical University
Abstract. The concept of a circular economy offers a path to sustainable socio-economic growth, improving the welfare of the population, increasing research and scientific centers, improving the competitive environment and improving the safety of doing business, while preserving the environment and its natural resources. In addition, the transition from a linear economy (take, produce, recycle) to a circular economy (upgrade, remake, share) will greatly contribute to achieving sustainable development of the regions. The purpose of this article is to identify the imperatives for sustainable development of the region’s ecosystem in a circular economy, to show the advantages of taking them into account in the formation of a balanced territorially oriented innovation environment in the region. The article determines that the sustainable development imperatives “environmental-economic”, “natural-resource”, “socio-cultural” are mandatory for all participants in economic activity, since the growth in demand for resources and products, improving the quality of life should not exceed the capabilities of the region’s ecosystem. It is proved that the content of the imperatives of sustainable development of the region’s ecosystem in a circular economy is significantly different from a linear economy. Based on the analysis of theoretical and applied research on the sustainable development of territories, the advantages of key participants in economic activity in a circular economy are highlighted. Using the methods of correlation and comparative analysis, conflicting goals of participants in economic activity in the ecosystem of the region are established and recommendations are formulated for their harmonization, with an emphasis on preserving the value of material resources in society by slowing down and stopping resource flows, rational use and conservation of the region’s ecosystem, which increases the potential resource efficiency.
Keywords: Imperatives, sustainable development, region, ecosystem, circular economy.
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