Ecological Footprint Essay

1601 Words Aug 3rd, 2013 7 Pages
his page is a list of countries by ecological footprint. This table is based on 2007 data from the Global Footprint Network published in 2010. Data is given as global hectares per capita. The world-average ecological footprint in 2007 was 2.7 global hectares per person (18.0 billion in total).

With a world-average biocapacity of 1.8 global hectares per person (12 billion in total), this leads to an ecological deficit of 0.9 global hectares per person (6 billion in total). If a country does not have enough ecological resources within its own territory, then there is a local ecological deficit and it is called an ecological debtor country. Otherwise, it has an ecological remainder and it is called an ecological creditor country.

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.33 0.44 Azerbaijan 8.63 1.87 0.76 -1.11 Colombia 44.36 1.87 3.98 2.11 Cuba 11.20 1.85 0.74 -1.11 Georgia 4.36 1.82 1.21 -0.61 Madagascar 18.60 1.79 3.07 1.28 Myanmar 49.13 1.79 2.04 0.25 Guatemala 13.35 1.77 1.12 -0.65 Armenia 3.07 1.75 0.71 -1.04 Ghana 22.87 1.75 1.19 -0.56 Uzbekistan 26.90 1.74 0.92 -0.82 Chad 10.62 1.73 3.17 1.44 Sudan 40.43 1.73 2.42 0.69 Guinea 9.62 1.67 2.85 1.18 Egypt 80.06 1.66 0.62 -1.04 Algeria 33.86 1.59 0.59 -1.00 Nicaragua 5.60 1.56 2.82 1.26 Peru 28.51 1.54 3.86 2.32 Uganda 30.64 1.53 0.85 -0.68 Syria 20.50 1.52 0.70 -0.82 Swaziland 1.15 1.50 1.00 -0.50 Dominican Republic 9.81 1.47 0.50 -0.97 Nigeria 147.72 1.44 1.12 -0.32 Comoros 0.83 1.42 0.29 -1.13 Somalia 8.73 1.42 1.40 -0.02 Gabon 1.42 1.41 29.29 27.88 Vietnam 86.11 1.40 0.86 -0.54 Moldova 3.67 1.39 0.66 -0.73 Iraq 29.49 1.35 0.30 -1.05 Burkina Faso 14.72 1.32 1.30 -0.02 Central African Republic 4.26 1.32 8.44 7.12 North Korea 23.73 1.32 0.58 -0.74 Philippines 88.72 1.30 0.62 -0.68 Laos 6.09 1.28 1.58 0.30 Liberia 3.63 1.26 2.47 1.21 Kyrgyzstan 5.35 1.25 1.34 0.09 Zimbabwe 12.45 1.25 0.75 -0.50 Benin 8.39 1.23 0.78 -0.45 Morocco 31.22 1.22 0.61 -0.61 Indonesia 224.67 1.21 1.35 0.14 Sri Lanka 19.88 1.21 0.45 -0.76 Tanzania 41.28 1.18 1.02 -0.16

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