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

Figure Created 06 Feb 2015 Published 28 Feb 2015 Last modified 23 Apr 2018
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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).