Ecological Footprint variation per region (2005)
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.