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Ecological Footprint
Entry ID: geodata_1897


Summary
Abstract: The Ecological Footprint (EF) is a measure of the consumption of renewable natural resources by a human population, be it that of a country, a region or the whole world.

A population's EF is the total area of productive land or sea required to produce all the crops, meat, seafood, wood and fibre it consumes, to sustain its energy consumption and to give space for its infrastructure.

The EF can be compared with the biologically productive capacity of the land and sea available to that population.

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Search and access the data from the UNEP Environmental Data Explorer.

Geographic Coverage
 N: -60.5033 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Ecological Footprint
Dataset Release Date: 2010-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Version: Not provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1961-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR >CONSUMER BEHAVIOR    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR >CONSERVATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR >PRESERVATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR >RECYCLING    [Definition]


Project
UNEP/GRID >UNEP/Global Resources Information Database    [Information]


Use Constraints
Public


Keywords
Productivity
land
resources management
consumption


Data Center
World Wildlife Fund    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.worldwildlife.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WWF
Phone: (202) 293-4800
Email: info at wwfus.org
Contact Address:
World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th Street N.W.
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20037
Country: USA

Global Resource Information Database - Geneva, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, United Nations Environment Programme    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.grid.unep.ch/

Data Center Personnel
Name: UNEP/GRID
Phone: +254-2-621234
Fax: +254-2-226890 or 215787
Email: gridinfo at unep.org
Contact Address:
United Nations Environment Programme
Global Resource Information Database UNEP/GRID
P.O.Box 30552
Province or State: Nairobi
Country: KENYA


Personnel
ANDREA DE BONO
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: geo at unepgrid.ch


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-25



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