Indicator update: Ecological Footprint 2017 (without Carbon Footprint)

Indicator update: Ecological Footprint 2017 (without Carbon Footprint)

The updated per capita Ecological Footprint¹ for 192 is available for licensing by ‘Global Footprint Network‘ (Public Data Package – Free Download). The average Ecological Footprint without the weighty Carbon Footprint², since 2005, is used as an ‘Indicator‘ in ClimatePositions when calculating national Climate Debts. The footprint-indicator includes: 1) Built-up Land, 2) Cropland, 3) Grazing Land, 4) Forest Product and 5) Fishing Ground, all allocated to the consumption components of Food, Shelter, Mobility, Goods and Services.

The relative per capita Ecological Footprints without carbon, over time, of the ‘90 countries with Climate Debt‘ are shown in the table below. An average country among 172 countries in ClimatePositions is set at 100. Note that the data-year is about 4 years prior to the release year.


. 2005 2009 2013 2017
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Mongolia 182 267 230 307
Australia 267 232 199 264
Estonia 248 285 203 261
Canada 253 185 189 243
Sweden 286 196 215 226
Norway 320 257 ÷ 214
Denmark 220 298 358 209
Luxembourg  ÷ ÷ ÷ 190
New Zealand 360 162 106 182
Belgium 165 257 280 180
United States 283 151 152 177
Argentina 132 114 132 169
Tonga ÷ ÷ ÷ 165
Bolivia 80 137 134 165
Uruguay 141 288 307 164
Ireland 158 161 152 156
Chile 142 138 132 156
France 174 156 165 154
Brazil 143 154 157 146
Bahamas  ÷ ÷ ÷ 143
Belarus 128 122 142 140
Russia 129 105 98 138
Germany 137 149 140 138
Austria 174 136 150 136
Netherlands 132 199 220 133
United Arab Emirates 238 160 132 ÷
Guyana  ÷ ÷ ÷ 129
Spain 210 168 144 127
United Kingdom 174 126 128 125
Italy 141 145 148 125
Greece 153 155 152 122
Portugal 188 150 173 118
South Korea 136 106 96 117
Finland 302 115 116 ÷
Poland 123 131 134 114
Gabon 117 88 138 113
Singapore  ÷ 103 140 110
Malaysia 100 108 112 109
Israel 144 108 114 108
Slovenia 109 117 114 107
Bosnia and Herzegovina 86 99 94 106
Mauritius 95 173 193 105
Oman   ÷ 110 136 104
Venezuela 88 92 102 102
Switzerland 129 113 112 102
Libya 73 70 98 101
Panama 90 115 75 100
Kazakhstan 107 92 65 98
Honduras 75 87 77 96
Papua New Guinea 116 97 110 95
Kuwait 77 112 106 94
Serbia 85 70 91 94
Suriname ÷ ÷ ÷ 92
Turkmenistan 93 90 89 92
Turkey 98 90 91 92
Hungary 123 82 89 92
Slovakia 96 110 110 91
Ukraine 99 70 81 91
Japan 132 98 91 91
Saudi Arabia 98 102 106 90
Romania 109 86 93 85
Barbados  ÷ ÷ ÷ 85
Bahrain  ÷ ÷ 102 84
Qatar  ÷ 148 163 83
Brunei  ÷ ÷ ÷ 82
Macedonia 83 107 89 81
Lebanon 88 92 112 81
Bulgaria 96 145 102 80
Tunisia 71 76 75 78
Czech Republic 156 155 138 78
Mexico 117 101 93 77
China 70 62 69 75
Thailand 64 89 87 74
Trinidad and Tobago 85 74 83 73
Egypt 75 65 75 70
Algeria 63 59 73 68
Croatia 103 120 106 66
Iran 74 60 71 64
Ecuador 80 76 73 63
Uzbekistan 46 101 53 63
Indonesia 70 54 63 63
Jordan 82 77 81 63
Vietnam 52 59 71 62
Botswana 79 112 108 61
South Africa 75 62 61 57
Jamaica 108 67 61 57
Equatorial Guinea  ÷ ÷ ÷ 54
Cyprus  ÷ ÷ 128 49
Dominican Republic 86 47 53 45
Iraq 13 29 30 37

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¹Ecological Footprint is a measure of how much area of biologically productive land and water an individual, population or activity requires to produce all the resources it consumes and to absorb the waste it generates. Because trade is global, an individual or country’s Footprint includes land or sea from all over the world. Ecological Footprint, or Footprint, generally refers to the Ecological Footprint of consumption.

²The Carbon Footprint is about 60% of the world’s total Ecological Footprint of consumption.

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Global Footprint Network (Public Data Package – Free Download): ‘http://www.footprintnetwork.org/licenses/calculation-factors-2017-free-download/‘.
Updated data and diagrams of all ‘Indicators‘ and all countries in ClimatePositions are available in the submenu ‘Calculations (Excel)‘.
Drawing with spider by Claus Andersen, 2017.

 

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