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ecological footprint

n
(Physical Geography) the amount of productive land appropriated on average by each person (in the world, a country, etc) for food, water, transport, housing, waste management, and other purposes
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Likewise, countries with the smallest populations had much smaller ecological footprints.
But while Norway's Ecological Footprints is small for Europe, it's still almost three times bigger than the Earth can sustain.
Objective: There is a major scientific and societal challenge in quantifying and reducing ecological footprints of products.
3 global hectares there are countries, such as Japan, Hong Kong, Israel, Latvia, and New Zealand [WWF, 2012] with a very high HDI that have per capita ecological footprints close to 4.
Rapidly developing countries such as Qatar and the United Arab Emirates account for some the highest ecological footprints in the world, while poorer nations such as India and Indonesia have lower footprints that are within nature's threshold.
Countries like Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates had the highest ecological footprints.
The UAE has one of the highest ecological footprints per person, and results in one of the largest wastage of resources.
Ecological Footprints and Biocapacity: Essential Elements in Sustainability Assessment.
Speakers at the seminar on World Environment Day (WED) 2013 'Think, Eat, Save' urged the participants for making individual and collective efforts to conserve the environment and reduce ecological footprints to bring about a positive change in the environment.
The conference recommended that Arab countries reduce their ecological footprints by restoring degraded land, refilling depleted aquifers and fisheries as well as reducing pollution and generating less waste overall.
Ecological footprints are usually presented together with biocapacities, which measure the bioproductive supply.
Noting how the UAE has one of the highest ecological footprints per capita in the world, Jasani calls for an end [.