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Ecological footprint, 2014

Source: Global Footprint Network, National Footprint Accounts 2018 Edition,


The Global Footprint Network, founded in 2003 by researchers in the United States, is a think tank network of 70 partners that uses multiple sources (mainly UN) to estimate the annual ecological footprint. The network also carries out awareness-raising activities (such as the Earth Overshoot Day campaigns – the date by which humanity will have consumed more resources than the planet can regenerate). The ecological footprint for consumption has become a benchmark for all environmental actors. This indicator is high in many countries, particularly the United States, Mongolia, Australia, the Gulf, Russia, etc. The vertical bars indicate the number of planets Earth that would be needed to support the consumption of each country.


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