Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/37813
Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis recenzuojamoje Lietuvos tarptautinės konferencijos medžiagoje / Article in peer-reviewed Lithuanian international conference proceedings (P1e)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Dagiliūtė, Renata
Title: Resource consumption and efficiency in Lithuania
Is part of: Environmental engineering [Elektroninis išteklius] : 7th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 22-23, 2008: proceedings [CD]. Vilnius : Technika, 2008
Extent: 1 elektron. opt. diskas
Date: 2008
Keywords: Transition economies;Material flow analysis;Material intensity;Decoupling;Resource consumption
ISBN: 9789955282563
Abstract: Physical growth of society and related environmental burden has gained an attention in the last decade. Despite some improvement in resource productivity was achieved, growing demand resulted in overall increase in resource consumption. Therefore the need to reexamine recent development patterns and to put higher priority to absolute decoupling processes appeared. For this purpose methodology for the industrial metabolism evaluation - material flow analysis (MFA) - was applied in more detailed for Lithuania, a typical country of transition economy. As the analysis showed direct material input (DMI) and domestic material consumption (DMC) were on the growth between 1992 and 2000: DMI increased by 25 % and DMC by 8 %. DMI and DMC were mostly driven by biomass, fossil fuels and construction minerals. Regarding delinking some negative decoupling took place for both DMI and DMC in the beginning of 90s, and only from 1997 some improvements in material intensity appeared. Still about two times lower EU-15 average per capita consumption values creates high possibilities not to follow Western consumption patterns and gain from the efficiency improvements and material savings in Lithuania
Internet: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/37813
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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