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The Decoupling Effect as a Criterion of Ecologicaloriented Economic Development of Ukraine

Andriy Gorsky
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Andriy Gorsky: Public Institution "Institute of Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine", Kyiv

Economics of Nature and the Environment, 2014, 23-26

Abstract: The phenomenon of decoupling is analysed as well as the types of its manifestation in the economy. The essence of the two key decoupling aspects - "resource decoupling" and "influence decoupling" was examined. The actualization of the phenomenon of influence decoupling in Ukraine is demonstrated in the context of the country's environmental safety. It is enunciated a methodological approach to decoupling index calculation in order to determine the presence of decoupling phenomenon in Ukraine. It is conducted the calculations of decoupling index for the period of 2000-2012 in Ukraine in general as well as in view of administrative units (oblasts). Based on the calculations' results, the conclusions are drawn as to the effectiveness of environmental management system and of the state of social and economic development management, it is outlined the problem solution directions as well as the perspectives of further research.

Date: 2014
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