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Ecological Footprints of Countries Worldwide


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In 2007, the global footprint exceeded the Earth's biocapacity - the area actually available to produce renewable resources and absorb CO2 - by 50 per cent. Overall, humanity's Ecological Footprint has doubled since 1966. This growth in ecological overshoot is largely attributable to the ecological footprint, which has increased 11-fold since 1961 and by just over one-third since 1998.

However, not everybody has an equal footprint and there are enormous differences between countries, particularly those at different economic levels and levels of development. Therefore, it is interesting to see how the Ecological Footprint has changed over time in different political regions, both in magnitude and relative contribution of each footprint component.

Ecological Footprint of top 25 countries

The Water Footprint of Production provides a second measure of human demand on renewable resources, and shows that 71 countries are currently experiencing some stress on blue water sources - that is, sources of water people use and don't return - with nearly two-thirds of these experiencing moderate to severe stress. This has profound implications for ecosystem health, food production and human well-being, and is likely to be exacerbated by climate change.

The ecological footprint and the environmental factors affecting each country are outlined below:

Afghanistan Albania
Algeria Andorra
Angola Anguilla
Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina Armenia
Aruba Australia
Bahamas Bahrain
Bangladesh Barbados
Belgium Belize
Benin Bermuda
Bhutan Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana
Brazil Bulgaria
Burundi Cameroon
Canada Cape Verde
Cayman Islands Chile
China Christmas Island
Colombia Comoros
Cook Islands Costa Rica
Croatia (Hrvatska) Cuba
Cyprus Czech Republic
Denmark Djibouti
Dominica Dominican Republic
East Timor Ecuador
Egypt Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea Estonia
Ethiopia Faroe Islands
Fiji Islands Finland
France French Guiana
French Polynesia French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Gabon Gambia
Germany Greece
Guatemala Guyana
Haiti Hong Kong SAR
Hungary India
Indonesia Iran
Iraq Italy
Japan Kenya
Kuwait Mexico
Nepal Pakistan
Saudi Arabia Singapore
Slovakia Somalia
Sri Lanka Switzerland
United Arab Emirates United Kingdom
United States

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