Received: 2022-03-25  |  Accepted: 2022-05-21  |  Published: 2022-06-30

Title

Building a model for securing regional development from ecological threats


Abstract

This paper aims to build a Sustainable Development (SD) model that considers ecological threats. We need to identify and measure those threats to prevent them from hindering sustainable regional development. The authors mine the ecological threats' indicators related to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the World Bank database. They found that the ecological threats affect eight SDGs out of the seventeen SDGs, as well as 43 security indicators that measure ecological threats. The obtained results are used to build a Sustainable Development Ecological Security Model made out of selected ecological indicators. The model is instrumental for further constructing an index, which allowed for estimating a level of security of sustainable development from ecological hazards. The study's novelty lies in considering ecological security issues while measuring SD. The obtained results may be instrumental for measuring countries' secure sustainable development and managing the processes through relevant economic policies.


Keywords

Sustainable Development (SD), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ecological threats, regional development model, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), World Bank


JEL classifications

Q20 , Q51


URI

http://jssidoi.org/ird/article/96


DOI


HAL


Pages

22-40


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Chehabeddine, Mohammad R.
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://vilniustech.lt
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Grabowska, Sabina
University of Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland https://www.ur.edu.pl
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Adekola, Abel Femi
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States https://www.wilkes.edu
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Journal title

Insights into Regional Development

Volume

4


Number

2


Issue date

June 2022


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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