List of countries by ecological footprint

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World map of countries by ecological footprint.

This page is a list of countries by ecological footprint. This table is based on 2007 data from the Global Footprint Network published in 2010. Data is given as global hectares per capita. The world-average ecological footprint in 2007 was 2.7 global hectares per person (18.0 billion in total).

With a world-average biocapacity of 1.8 global hectares per person (12 billion in total), this leads to an ecological deficit of 0.9 global hectares per person (6 billion in total). If a country does not have enough ecological resources within its own territory, then there is a local ecological deficit and it is called an ecological debtor country. Otherwise, it has an ecological remainder and it is called an ecological creditor country.

Countries[edit]

NB this list does not include all countries; it contains 153 of the 192 world countries

Country Population in millions Ecological Footprint in gha/pers Biocapacity in gha/pers Ecological remainder (if positive) in gha/pers
 United Arab Emirates 6.25 10.68 0.85 -9.83
 Qatar 1.41 10.51 2.51 -8.00
 Bahrain 0.76 10.04 0.94 -9.10
 Denmark 5.45 8.26 4.85 -3.41
 Belgium 10.53 8.00 1.34 -6.66
 United States 310 8.00 3.87 -4.13
 Estonia 1.34 7.88 8.96 1.08
 Canada 32.95 7.01 14.92 7.91
 Australia 23.07 6.84 14.71 7.87
 Kuwait 2.85 6.32 0.40 -5.92
 Ireland 4.36 6.29 3.48 -2.81
 Netherlands 16.46 6.19 1.03 -5.16
 Finland 5.28 6.16 12.46 6.30
 Sweden 9.16 5.88 9.75 3.87
 Czech Republic 10.27 5.73 2.67 -3.06
 Macedonia 2.04 5.66 1.43 -4.23
 Latvia 2.27 5.64 7.07 1.43
 Norway 4.72 5.56 5.48 -0.08
 Mongolia 2.61 5.53 15.14 9.61
 Spain 44.05 5.42 1.61 -3.81
 Greece 11.11 5.39 1.62 -3.77
 Singapore 4.49 5.34 0.02 -5.32
 Austria 8.31 5.30 3.31 -1.99
 Slovenia 2.01 5.30 2.61 -2.69
 Saudi Arabia 24.68 5.13 0.84 -4.29
 Uruguay 3.34 5.13 9.91 4.78
 Germany 82.34 5.08 1.92 -3.16
  Switzerland 7.51 5.02 1.24 -3.78
 France 61.71 5.01 3.00 -2.01
 Italy 59.31 4.99 1.14 -3.85
 Oman 2.73 4.99 2.14 -2.85
 New Zealand 4.19 4.89 10.77 5.88
 United Kingdom 61.13 4.89 1.34 -3.55
 South Korea 47.96 4.87 0.33 -4.54
 Malaysia 26.56 4.86 2.61 -2.25
 Israel 6.93 4.82 0.32 -4.50
 Japan 127.40 4.73 0.60 -4.13
 Lithuania 3.36 4.67 4.36 -0.31
 Kazakhstan 15.41 4.54 4.01 -0.53
 Portugal 10.64 4.47 1.25 -3.22
 Russia 141.94 4.41 5.75 1.34
 Poland 38.13 4.35 2.09 -2.26
 Mauritius 1.27 4.26 0.56 -3.70
 Bulgaria 7.64 4.07 2.13 -1.94
 Slovakia 5.39 4.06 2.68 -1.38
 Turkmenistan 4.98 3.93 3.21 -0.72
 Belarus 9.72 3.80 3.29 -0.51
 Croatia 4.43 3.75 2.50 -1.25
   Nepal 28.29 3.56 0.55 -3.01
 Gambia 1.62 3.45 1.10 -2.35
 Chile 16.64 3.24 3.83 0.59
 Paraguay 6.13 3.19 11.24 8.05
 Trinidad and Tobago 1.33 3.09 1.57 -1.52
 Libya 6.17 3.05 0.44 -2.61
 Mexico 107.49 3.00 1.47 -1.53
 Hungary 10.03 2.99 2.23 -0.76
 Brazil 190.12 2.91 8.98 6.07
 Lebanon 4.16 2.90 0.40 -2.50
 Ukraine 46.29 2.90 1.82 -1.08
 Venezuela 27.66 2.89 2.81 -0.08
 Panama 3.34 2.87 3.15 0.28
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.78 2.75 1.60 -1.15
 Romania 21.45 2.71 1.95 -0.76
 Turkey 73.00 2.70 1.32 -1.38
 Costa Rica 4.46 2.69 1.90 -0.79
 Botswana 1.89 2.68 3.83 1.15
 Iran 72.44 2.68 0.81 -1.87
 Mauritania 3.14 2.61 5.50 2.89
 Argentina 39.49 2.60 7.50 4.90
 Bolivia 9.52 2.57 18.84 16.27
 Serbia 9.83 2.39 1.16 -1.23
 Guyana 0.76 2.38 62.13 59.75
 Thailand 66.98 2.37 1.15 -1.22
 Niger 14.14 2.35 2.09 -0.26
 South Africa 49.17 2.32 1.14 -1.18
 China 1336.55 2.21 0.98 -1.23
 Namibia 2.09 2.15 7.56 5.41
 Papua New Guinea 6.42 2.14 3.75 1.61
 Jordan 5.94 2.05 0.24 -1.81
 El Salvador 6.11 2.03 0.67 -1.36
 Jamaica 2.70 1.93 0.38 -1.55
 Mali 12.41 1.93 2.49 0.56
 Albania 3.13 1.91 0.87 -1.04
 Honduras 7.17 1.91 1.84 -0.07
 Tunisia 10.07 1.90 0.98 -0.92
 Ecuador 13.34 1.89 2.33 0.44
 Azerbaijan 8.63 1.87 0.76 -1.11
 Colombia 44.36 1.87 3.98 2.11
 Cuba 11.20 1.85 0.74 -1.11
 Georgia 4.36 1.82 1.21 -0.61
 Madagascar 18.60 1.79 3.07 1.28
 Myanmar 49.13 1.79 2.04 0.25
 Guatemala 13.35 1.77 1.12 -0.65
 Armenia 3.07 1.75 0.71 -1.04
 Ghana 22.87 1.75 1.19 -0.56
 Uzbekistan 26.90 1.74 0.92 -0.82
 Chad 10.62 1.73 3.17 1.44
 Sudan 40.43 1.73 2.42 0.69
 Guinea 9.62 1.67 2.85 1.18
 Egypt 80.06 1.66 0.62 -1.04
 Algeria 33.86 1.59 0.59 -1.00
 Nicaragua 5.60 1.56 2.82 1.26
 Peru 28.51 1.54 3.86 2.32
 Uganda 30.64 1.53 0.85 -0.68
 Syria 20.50 1.52 0.70 -0.82
 Swaziland 1.15 1.50 1.00 -0.50
 Dominican Republic 9.81 1.47 0.50 -0.97
 Nigeria 147.72 1.44 1.12 -0.32
 Comoros 0.83 1.42 0.29 -1.13
 Somalia 8.73 1.42 1.40 -0.02
 Gabon 1.42 1.41 29.29 27.88
 Vietnam 86.11 1.40 0.86 -0.54
 Moldova 3.67 1.39 0.66 -0.73
 Iraq 29.49 1.35 0.30 -1.05
 Burkina Faso 14.72 1.32 1.30 -0.02
 Central African Republic 4.26 1.32 8.44 7.12
 North Korea 23.73 1.32 0.58 -0.74
 Philippines 88.72 1.30 0.62 -0.68
 Laos 6.09 1.28 1.58 0.30
 Liberia 3.63 1.26 2.47 1.21
 Kyrgyzstan 5.35 1.25 1.34 0.09
 Zimbabwe 12.45 1.25 0.75 -0.50
 Benin 8.39 1.23 0.78 -0.45
 Morocco 31.22 1.22 0.61 -0.61
 Indonesia 224.67 1.21 1.35 0.14
 Sri Lanka 19.88 1.21 0.45 -0.76
 Tanzania 41.28 1.18 1.02 -0.16
 Cape Verde 0.49 1.17 0.51 -0.66
 Kenya 37.76 1.11 0.59 -0.52
 Ethiopia 78.65 1.10 0.66 -0.44
 Senegal 11.89 1.09 1.20 0.11
 Lesotho 2.03 1.07 0.81 -0.26
 Sierra Leone 5.42 1.05 1.20 0.15
 Cameroon 18.66 1.04 1.85 0.81
 Cambodia 14.32 1.03 0.94 -0.09
 Rwanda 9.45 1.02 0.56 -0.46
 Côte d'Ivoire 20.12 1.01 1.67 0.66
 Angola 17.56 1.00 3.00 2.00
 Tajikistan 6.73 1.00 0.56 -0.44
 Togo 6.30 0.97 0.60 -0.37
 Republic of the Congo 3.55 0.96 13.27 12.31
 Guinea-Bissau 1.54 0.96 3.22 2.26
 Yemen 22.27 0.94 0.62 -0.32
 India 1164.67 0.91 0.51 -0.40
 Zambia 12.31 0.91 2.26 1.35
 Burundi 7.84 0.90 0.50 -0.40
 Eritrea 4.78 0.89 1.60 0.71
 Mozambique 21.87 0.77 1.89 1.12
 Pakistan 173.18 0.77 0.43 -0.34
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 62.52 0.75 2.76 2.01
 Palestinian Authority 4.02 0.74 0.16 -0.58
 Malawi 14.44 0.73 0.70 -0.03
 Haiti 9.72 0.68 0.31 -0.37
 Afghanistan 26.29 0.62 0.54 -0.08
 Bangladesh 157.75 0.62 0.38 -0.24
 Timor-Leste 1.06 0.44 1.21 0.77
 Puerto Rico 3.95 0.04 0.14 0.10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

"Ecological Footprint Atlas 2010". Global Footprint Network. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2010.