Ecological footprint


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Ecological footprint

Measure of the resource use by a population within a defined area of land, including imported resources.Assessment of the ecological footprints of nation-states or other defined geographic areas reveals the true environmental impact of those states and their ability to survive on their own resources in the long term. It has emerged as the world’s premier measure of humanity’s demand on nature. It measures how much land and water area a human population requires to produce the resource it consumes and to absorb its wastes, using prevailing technology.
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This rising ecological footprint is a worldwide phenomenon resulting in a cascade of environmental impacts -- collapsing fisheries, climate change, deforestation and pollution, among others.
ae -- to calculate the individuals' ecological footprints and identify the different aspects that contribute to the high footprints per capita and raise awareness among residents.
of Hong Kong, will be delivering a paper on sustainable urban design and the ecological footprint of a city.
1 hectares in Stoke-on-Trent, the lowest ecological footprint in the West Midlands, and the area where the average income is lowest.
which encouraged students, faculty and staff to take an ecological footprint quiz to determine their impact on the environment.
Wales is the first nation of the UK to use its ecological footprint to influence policy and measure progress.
eCOGrowing concerns about the adverse impact of fast paced urbanization have underlined the crucial need for sustainable, eco-friendly and energy efficient property development as well as the challenge of decreasing the EmirateeCOs ecological footprint,eCO he noted.
Resource use, and its impact on the planet, can be neatly evaluated and summed up through the calculation of an ecological footprint," she said.
This would be a great way for Dubai to reduce the ecological footprint of new establishments of this type whilst at the same time profiting from sustainability.
The report, which was coauthored by sustainable community specialists BioRegionalConsulting, looked at ways to significantly reduce the ecological footprint of an average resident.
Mathis Wackernagel is program director of Redefining Progress and lead researcher of a new study that measures the ecological footprint of the human race, concluding that we are currently using 120 percent of the Earth's resources (up from 70 percent in 1961).

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