Development of Ecological Footprint and Available Biocapacity per capita in EEA Member Countries

Figure Created 03 May 2012 Published 12 Jun 2012 Last modified 02 Nov 2017
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The ecological footprint is a measure of the area needed to support a population's lifestyle. This includes the consumption of food, fuel, wood, and fibres. Pollution, such as carbon dioxide emissions, is also counted as part of the footprint. Biocapacity measures how biologically productive land is. It is measured in 'global hectares': a hectare with the world average biocapacity. Biologically productive land includes cropland, pasture, forests and fisheries

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Without Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia for 1961 to 1991