Ecological Footprint of Nations

from the Global Footprint Network

 

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Global Footprint's National Accounts 2005 system used over 4,000 data points to calculate each country's demand on nature and to asses its biological capacity. Totalling the national footprints of each country provides us with a global analysis: in 2002, humanity's footprint exceeded the earth's biological capacity by over 20 percent. Here's how each nation ranks:

10.5

United Arab Emirates

2.4

South Africa

1.1

Uganda

9.7

United States of America

2.3

Iran

1.0

Armenia

7.5

Canada

2.3

Venezuela

1.0

Iraq

7.3

Kuwait

2.2

Argentina

1.0

Indonesia

7.0

Australia

2.2

Chile

1.0

Philippines

6.8

Finland

2.2

Bosnia Herzegovina

1.0

Benin

6.0

New Zealand

2.2

Macedonia

1.0

Ghana

5.9

Estonia

2.1

Brazil

1.0

Sudan

5.9

Norway

2.1

Uruguay

0.9

Peru

5.7

Cyprus

2.1

Romania

0.9

Myanmar

5.6

France

2.0

Turkey

0.9

Angola

5.6

United Kingdom

2.0

Bolivia

0.9

Central African Rep

5.5

Sweden

2.0

Costa Rica

0.9

Guinea

5.3

Denmark

1.9

Paraguay

0.9

Lesotho

5.2

Belgium & Luxembourg

1.8

Uzbekistan

0.9

Morocco

4.9

Czech Republic

1.8

Mauritius

0.9

Togo

4.9

Spain

1.7

Syria

0.9

Zimbabwe

4.8

Israel

1.7

Cuba

0.8

Laos

4.7

Austria

1.7

Jamaica

0.8

Sri Lanka

4.7

Greece

1.7

Panama

0.8

Vietnam

4.7

Switzerland

1.6

Jordan

0.8

Cameroon

4.5

Saudi Arabia

1.6

Dominican Republic

0.8

Ethiopia

4.4

Germany

1.6

China

0.8

Kenya

4.4

Netherlands

1.6

Mauritania

0.8

Mali

4.4

Russia

1.5

Azerbaijan

0.8

Sierra Leone

4.3

Trinidad and Tobago

1.5

Korea DPRP

0.7

Georgia

4.3

Japan

1.5

Papua New Guinea

0.7

Tajikistan

4.3

Korea Republic

1.5

Algeria

0.7

Yemen

4.2

Ireland

1.5

Botswana

0.7

India

4.2

Lithuania

1.5

Namibia

0.7

Burundi

4.2

Portugal

1.5

Tunisia

0.7

Côte d'Ivoire

4.0

Italy

1.4

Ecuador

0.7

Eritrea

3.8

Malta

1.4

Thailand

0.7

Guinea-Bissau

3.7

Hungary

1.4

Albania

0.7

Rwanda

3.5

Kazakhstan

1.4

Egypt

0.7

Tanzania

3.5

Slovenia

1.3

Kyrgyzstan

0.6

Haiti

3.4

Latvia

1.3

Honduras

0.6

Nepal

3.4

Slovakia

1.3

Moldova Republic

0.6

Pakistan

3.3

Poland

1.3

Niger

0.6

Congo

3.2

Libya

1.2

Colombia

0.6

Congo, Dem. Rep.

3.1

Turkmenistan

1.2

El Salvador

0.6

Liberia

3.1

Belarus

1.2

Guatemala

0.6

Madagascar

3.0

Bulgaria

1.2

Nicaragua

0.6

Malawi

3.0

Croatia

1.2

Gambia

0.6

Mozambique

2.9

Ukraine

1.2

Nigeria

0.6

Zambia

2.8

Lebanon

1.2

Senegal

0.5

Bangladesh

2.7

Mongolia

1.1

Burkina Faso

0.5

Cambodia

2.5

Serbia and Montenegro

1.1

Chad

0.2

Somalia

2.4

Mexico

1.1

Gabon

0.1

Afghanistan

2.4

Malaysia

1.1

Swaziland

 

 

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