List of countries by ecological footprint

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Main article: Ecological footprint
World map of countries by ecological footprint (data of 2007).

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]

Note that this list does not include all countries; it contains 154 of the 192 world countries.

Rank Country Population in millions Ecological Footprint in gha/pers Biocapacity in gha/pers Ecological remainder (if positive) in gha/pers
1  United Arab Emirates 6.25 10.68 0.85 -9.83
2  Qatar 1.41 10.51 2.51 -8.00
3  Bahrain 0.76 10.04 0.94 -9.10
4  Denmark 5.45 8.26 4.85 -3.41
5  Belgium 10.53 8.00 1.34 -6.66
6  United States 310 8.00 3.87 -4.13
7  Estonia 1.34 7.88 8.96 1.08
8  Canada 35.16 7.01 14.92 7.91
9  Australia 23.07 6.84 14.71 7.87
10  Iceland[1] 0.32 6.50  ?  ?
11  Kuwait 2.85 6.32 0.40 -5.92
12  Ireland 4.36 6.29 3.48 -2.81
13  Netherlands 16.46 6.19 1.03 -5.16
14  Finland 5.28 6.16 12.46 6.30
15  Sweden 9.16 5.88 9.75 3.87
16  Czech Republic 10.27 5.73 2.67 -3.06
17  Macedonia 2.04 5.66 1.43 -4.23
18  Latvia 2.27 5.64 7.07 1.43
19  Norway 4.72 5.56 5.48 -0.08
20  Mongolia 2.61 5.53 15.14 9.61
21  Spain 44.05 5.42 1.61 -3.81
22  Greece 11.11 5.39 1.62 -3.77
23  Singapore 4.49 5.34 0.02 -5.32
24  Austria 8.31 5.30 3.31 -1.99
25  Slovenia 2.01 5.30 2.61 -2.69
26  Saudi Arabia 24.68 5.13 0.84 -4.29
27  Uruguay 3.34 5.13 9.91 4.78
28  Germany 82.34 5.08 1.92 -3.16
29   Switzerland 7.51 5.02 1.24 -3.78
30  France 61.71 5.01 3.00 -2.01
31  Italy 59.31 4.99 1.14 -3.85
32  Oman 2.73 4.99 2.14 -2.85
33  New Zealand 4.19 4.89 10.77 5.88
34  United Kingdom 61.13 4.89 1.34 -3.55
35  South Korea 47.96 4.87 0.33 -4.54
36  Malaysia 26.56 4.86 2.61 -2.25
37  Israel 6.93 4.82 0.32 -4.50
38  Japan 127.40 4.73 0.60 -4.13
39  Lithuania 3.36 4.67 4.36 -0.31
40  Kazakhstan 15.41 4.54 4.01 -0.53
41  Portugal 10.64 4.47 1.25 -3.22
42  Russia 141.94 4.41 5.75 1.34
43  Poland 38.13 4.35 2.09 -2.26
44  Mauritius 1.27 4.26 0.56 -3.70
45  Bulgaria 7.64 4.07 2.13 -1.94
46  Slovakia 5.39 4.06 2.68 -1.38
47  Turkmenistan 4.98 3.93 3.21 -0.72
48  Belarus 9.72 3.80 3.29 -0.51
49  Croatia 4.43 3.75 2.50 -1.25
50    Nepal 28.29 3.56 0.55 -3.01
51  Gambia 1.62 3.45 1.10 -2.35
52  Chile 16.64 3.24 3.83 0.59
53  Paraguay 6.13 3.19 11.24 8.05
54  Trinidad and Tobago 1.33 3.09 1.57 -1.52
55  Libya 6.17 3.05 0.44 -2.61
56  Mexico 107.49 3.00 1.47 -1.53
57  Hungary 10.03 2.99 2.23 -0.76
58  Brazil 190.12 2.91 8.98 6.07
59  Lebanon 4.16 2.90 0.40 -2.50
60  Ukraine 46.29 2.90 1.82 -1.08
61  Venezuela 27.66 2.89 2.81 -0.08
62  Panama 3.34 2.87 3.15 0.28
63  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.78 2.75 1.60 -1.15
64  Romania 21.45 2.71 1.95 -0.76
65  Turkey 73.00 2.70 1.32 -1.38
66  Costa Rica 4.46 2.69 1.90 -0.79
67  Botswana 1.89 2.68 3.83 1.15
68  Iran 72.44 2.68 0.81 -1.87
69  Mauritania 3.14 2.61 5.50 2.89
70  Argentina 39.49 2.60 7.50 4.90
71  Bolivia 9.52 2.57 18.84 16.27
72  Serbia 9.83 2.39 1.16 -1.23
73  Guyana 0.76 2.38 62.13 59.75
74  Thailand 66.98 2.37 1.15 -1.22
75  Niger 14.14 2.35 2.09 -0.26
76  South Africa 49.17 2.32 1.14 -1.18
77  China 1336.55 2.21 0.98 -1.23
78  Namibia 2.09 2.15 7.56 5.41
79  Papua New Guinea 6.42 2.14 3.75 1.61
80  Jordan 5.94 2.05 0.24 -1.81
81  El Salvador 6.11 2.03 0.67 -1.36
82  Jamaica 2.70 1.93 0.38 -1.55
83  Mali 12.41 1.93 2.49 0.56
84  Albania 3.13 1.91 0.87 -1.04
85  Honduras 7.17 1.91 1.84 -0.07
86  Tunisia 10.07 1.90 0.98 -0.92
87  Ecuador 13.34 1.89 2.33 0.44
88  Azerbaijan 8.63 1.87 0.76 -1.11
89  Colombia 44.36 1.87 3.98 2.11
90  Cuba 11.20 1.85 0.74 -1.11
91  Georgia 4.36 1.82 1.21 -0.61
92  Madagascar 18.60 1.79 3.07 1.28
93  Myanmar 49.13 1.79 2.04 0.25
94  Guatemala 13.35 1.77 1.12 -0.65
95  Armenia 3.07 1.75 0.71 -1.04
96  Ghana 22.87 1.75 1.19 -0.56
97  Uzbekistan 26.90 1.74 0.92 -0.82
98  Chad 10.62 1.73 3.17 1.44
99  Sudan 40.43 1.73 2.42 0.69
100  Guinea 9.62 1.67 2.85 1.18
101  Egypt 80.06 1.66 0.62 -1.04
102  Algeria 33.86 1.59 0.59 -1.00
103  Nicaragua 5.60 1.56 2.82 1.26
104  Peru 28.51 1.54 3.86 2.32
105  Uganda 30.64 1.53 0.85 -0.68
106  Syria 20.50 1.52 0.70 -0.82
107  Swaziland 1.15 1.50 1.00 -0.50
108  Dominican Republic 9.81 1.47 0.50 -0.97
109  Nigeria 147.72 1.44 1.12 -0.32
110  Comoros 0.83 1.42 0.29 -1.13
111  Somalia 8.73 1.42 1.40 -0.02
113  Gabon 1.42 1.41 29.29 27.88
114  Vietnam 86.11 1.40 0.86 -0.54
115  Moldova 3.67 1.39 0.66 -0.73
116  Iraq 29.49 1.35 0.30 -1.05
117  Burkina Faso 14.72 1.32 1.30 -0.02
118  Central African Republic 4.26 1.32 8.44 7.12
119  North Korea 23.73 1.32 0.58 -0.74
120  Philippines 88.72 1.30 0.62 -0.68
121  Laos 6.09 1.28 1.58 0.30
122  Liberia 3.63 1.26 2.47 1.21
123  Kyrgyzstan 5.35 1.25 1.34 0.09
124  Zimbabwe 12.45 1.25 0.75 -0.50
125  Benin 8.39 1.23 0.78 -0.45
126  Morocco 31.22 1.22 0.61 -0.61
127  Indonesia 224.67 1.21 1.35 0.14
128  Sri Lanka 19.88 1.21 0.45 -0.76
129  Tanzania 41.28 1.18 1.02 -0.16
130  Cape Verde 0.49 1.17 0.51 -0.66
131  Kenya 37.76 1.11 0.59 -0.52
132  Ethiopia 78.65 1.10 0.66 -0.44
133  Senegal 11.89 1.09 1.20 0.11
134  Lesotho 2.03 1.07 0.81 -0.26
135  Sierra Leone 5.42 1.05 1.20 0.15
136  Cameroon 18.66 1.04 1.85 0.81
137  Cambodia 14.32 1.03 0.94 -0.09
138  Rwanda 9.45 1.02 0.56 -0.46
139  Côte d'Ivoire 20.12 1.01 1.67 0.66
140  Angola 17.56 1.00 3.00 2.00
141  Tajikistan 6.73 1.00 0.56 -0.44
142  Togo 6.30 0.97 0.60 -0.37
143  Republic of the Congo 3.55 0.96 13.27 12.31
144  Guinea-Bissau 1.54 0.96 3.22 2.26
145  Yemen 22.27 0.94 0.62 -0.32
146  India 1164.67 0.91 0.51 -0.40
147  Zambia 12.31 0.91 2.26 1.35
148  Burundi 7.84 0.90 0.50 -0.40
149  Eritrea 4.78 0.89 1.60 0.71
150  Mozambique 21.87 0.77 1.89 1.12
151  Pakistan 173.18 0.77 0.43 -0.34
152  Democratic Republic of the Congo 62.52 0.75 2.76 2.01
153  Palestine 4.02 0.74 0.16 -0.58
154  Malawi 14.44 0.73 0.70 -0.03
155  Haiti 9.72 0.68 0.31 -0.37
156  Afghanistan 26.29 0.62 0.54 -0.08
157  Bangladesh 157.75 0.62 0.38 -0.24
158  Timor-Leste 1.06 0.44 1.21 0.77
159  Puerto Rico 3.95 0.04 0.14 0.10

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References[edit]

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