Correlation of ecological footprint (2008) and the human development index (2012)

Figure Created 06 Feb 2015 Published 28 Feb 2015 Last modified 31 Aug 2016
The Human Development Index is calculated using three components: education, life expectancy at birth and wealth. It is expressed as a value between 0 and 1, from less to most developed countries. The Ecological Footprint measures how much land and water area a population requires to produce the resources it consumes and to absorb its waste. The world biocapacity is the global productive area available on Earth (it decreases as population grows).


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