Environmental conditions: definition, indicators, mapping


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About the Authors

Vladimir S. Tikunov

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Geography Department,
Leninskie Gory, 1, 119991, Moscow, Russia;

Sevastopol State University,
ul. Universitetskaya 33, Sevastopol, 299053, Russia;

E-mail: vstikunov@yandex.ru

Tatiana V. Kotova

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Geography Department,
Leninskie Gory, 1, 119991, Moscow, Russia;
E-mail: tatianav.kotova@yandex.ru

Stanislav K. Belousov

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Geography Department,
Leninskie Gory, 1, 119991, Moscow, Russia;
E-mail: web-town@mail.ru


The article provides an overview of existing approaches to assessing the ecological conditions of the environment. An integral assessment of the current ecological conditions with a high level of anthropogenic impact on the environment and the constantly increasing population of the Earth is an important task aimed at determining the strategic path of sustainable development of countries and their regions. Environmental indicators used for this purpose should be representative of environmental conditions and be suitable for regular monitoring at various scale levels.

Ecological conditions is an important factor of the quality of life, the role of which is steadily increasing. The article shows approaches to assessing the quality of life, taking into account environmental conditions of countries and their regions, and provides a variant of integral assessment for Russian cities using state statistics and environmental monitoring data. A study was carried out on the applicability of various indicators to assess the quality of life. Resulted map of the Russian cities quality of life shows the spatial distribution of the quality of life over the territory of Russia.


environmental indicators, sustainable development, quality of life.


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For citation: Tikunov V.S., Kotova T.V., Belousov S.K. Environmental conditions: definition, indicators, mapping InterCarto. InterGIS. GI support of sustainable development of territories: Proceedings of the International conference. Moscow: MSU, Faculty of Geography, 2021. V. 27. Part 1. P. 165–194. DOI: 10.35595/2414-9179-2021-1-27-165-194 (In Russian)