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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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While many countries have made concerted efforts in recent years to reduce their carbon footprint in an attempt to slow global warming, most are still consuming far more than the earth can support and thereby creating an ecological footprint that isn't sustainable.
The indicators that are used for calculating the HPI score cover life-satisfaction, life expectancy, inequality of outcomes and the ecological footprint.
In order to obtain SD the countries with a very high HDI that have per capita ecological footprints close to 4.
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It is for this reason that the GPI needs to be supplemented by biophysical indicators, such as the Ecological Footprint, to better indicate whether the economic welfare currently being enjoyed is sustainable.
Lebanon suffers from many of the same problems as the rest of the region, which AFED's report "Surviving Options: Ecological Footprints in Arab Countries" said in general do not have enough natural resources to account for their impact on the environment.
The ecological footprint (EF) is a relatively new concept, first mentioned academically by William Rees in 1992.
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7) Thus, ecological footprints can be seen as an efficient quantitative method for measuring and fairly distributing global eco-system services to achieve global environmental justice.
The UAE currently has one of the highest ecological footprints per capita in the world, and "If everyone lived like we do, we would need 4.
The report demonstrates that long, happy lives are possible even with smaller ecological footprints.