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Ecological Footprint variation per region (2005)

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How to read the graph: the EU has 487 million citizens, and a biocapacity of two global hectares per person

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Geographical coverage: North America, Europe (EU), Europe (Non-EU), Latin America, Middle East/Central Asia, Asia-Pacific and Africa.

The Ecological Footprint however, is 4.5 hectares per EU citizen. The Footprint is the area used to support a defined populations consumption including the area needed to produce the materials consumed and to absorb the waste. The deficit is the difference between the biocapacity and Ecological Footprint of a region or country.

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