322 Ecological Footprint
Total Ecological Footprint expresses the total resource consumption and waste generation within a territory in terms of the amount of bioproductive area needed to support consumption and waste generation. The consumption types included are food, fibre, timber, fuelwood, energy, and built-up area. This consumption is expressed in global hectares per person, hectares with world-average biological productivity necessary to support each individual living within a nation. The world average ecological footprint is 2.2 hectares per person in 2003. As this map shows relative distribution, the actual unit of measurement does not affect it.
See technical notes for Worldmapper map 321, biocapacity.
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The source of the quotation that accompanies this map is The Living Planet Report (2006, p14). This report was produced by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund).
Below is an explanation of each of the columns in the excel file:
Column A = Unique numerical territory (see 001).
Column B = Region and territory names (see 001).
Column C = Region code (see 001).
Column D = The ISO 3 code, or ISO ALPHA-3 (see 001).
Column E = Total ecological footprint, in millions of global hectares in 2002. This takes data from Column H, and divides the figure by a million. (E = H / 1,000,000). Where data are not available, the regional average ecological footprint per person (Column F) was applied to population of the territory in millions (Column G) to estimate the ecological footprint of the population.
Column F = Ecological footprint per person, in global hectares in 2002. This data is taken from the source data sheet. Where data were missing the regional average was assumed.
Column G = Population in millions, for year 2002. For source data and derived estimates see 002, ‘Total Population’.Column H = Total ecological footprint, in global hectares in 2002. This is taken from the source data. Where data were missing, ‘#N/A’ is shown.