Chinese Geographical Science ›› 2019, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (5): 861-871.doi: 10.1007/s11769-019-1074-7

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Quantitative Analysis of the Coupling Coordination Degree Between Urbanization and Eco-environment in Mongolia

DONG Suocheng1,2, ZHENG Ji1,2, LI Yu1,2, LI Zehong1,2, LI Fujia1,2, JIN Liang3, YANG Yang1,2, BILGAEV Alexey1,2   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
    3. Resources and Environment Economy College, Inner Mongolia University of Finance and Economics, Inner Mongolia 010070, China
  • Received:2018-06-12 Revised:2018-09-28 Online:2019-10-27 Published:2019-09-26
  • Contact: ZHENG
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    Under the auspices of the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. XDA20030203, XDA20030202), National Social Science Found of China (No. 17VDL016), National Key Research and Development Program of China (No. 2017FY101304)


Mongolia is an important country in the Economic Corridor of China-Mongolia-Russia, a deep understanding of the coupling relationship between urbanization and the eco-environment in Mongolia is meaningful to achieve green development of the Belt and Road. The entropy method and coupling coordination degree model were integrated to evaluate the coupling coordination degree between urbanization and the eco-environment in Mongolia during 2000-2016. The results showed that the coupling coordination degree between urbanization and the eco-environment in Mongolia was generally at the stage of seriously unbalanced development, and that the main contributor of the urbanization and the eco-environment subsystem were demographic urbanization and eco-environment endowment, respectively. The southern part of Mongolia central zone should be paid more attention due to the lower degree of coupling coordination between urbanization and the eco-environment. To promote the healthy urbanization development in Mongolia, six-layer eco-city establishing green development pattern is proposed to provide scientific support for Mongolia.

Key words: coupling coordination degree, urbanization, eco-environment, Mongolia, six-layer eco-city