Subject This article deals with the issues of environmental preferences in the field of functioning of the priority social and economic development areas in the Far Eastern Federal District of Russia. Objectives The article aims to show the current situation in the formation of priority social and economic development territories on the basis of a brief analysis of the green economy conceptual provisions, taking into account the region's particular nature. Results The article presents the results of a brief analysis of certain provisions of the concept of green economy from ecological position. It shows that the perspective plans of development of the Far Eastern regions practically ignore the principles of green economy. The article considers the actual situation in the development of priority social and economic development areas in the Khabarovsk Krai. Conclusions The development of a green economy of regions with a high share of raw materials in the structure of the economy introduces fundamentally new approaches to the formation of a strategy for their development, focused on strengthening the importance of the ecosystem organization of economic activities. At present, the priority social and economic development areas are the basis for solving the government's problems in diversifying the region's economy. The first results of realization of the projects of creation of the priority social and economic development areas in the Khabarovsk Krai allow to note the progress in transformation of the production structure.
Keywords: Priority Social and Economic Development Area, green economy, resource-based model, environmental aspect, regional specific nature
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