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Free Public Data Set for 2018
The Global footprint network has for several years been providing information on the footprint of humans on the planet, showing by country how much is required to support a person and all their consumption. Some people (including Canadians) consume much more than others to support their lifestyle.
Other manage with much less impact, notably many residents of small island countries. The relationship between levels of consumption of goods and energy is not in any way directly related to quality of life. Many lifestyles are possible with low footprints. Others (with much transportation, goods, climate control and other material consumption have huge footprints: ones which far exceed that which the planet can support for more than a few and which are usually based on costs to others. Please look at the information and explore your own and others footprint.
What is your fair share? Do Canadians deserve or require more than others (distances, climate etc?) or is this a form of global inequity? Discuss!
This page allows you to download the National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts 2019 Public Data Package for free.
Global Footprint Network’s National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts 2019 Public Data Package is provided for download at no charge to academics, educators, NGOs, the media, and private and public analysts, as long as they register and clearly indicate and acknowledge the source in every public use of the data. Our data also can be accessed and downloaded in other forms through our Ecological Footprint Explorer open data platform, at data.footprintnetwork.org. Advanced data users can download our data at data.world/footprint.
The Public Data Package is a fabulous sortable and searchable resource, filled with the latest Footprint and biocapacity results. It contains the following:
- 2016 Ecological Footprint and biocapacity results for all countries included in National Footprint Accounts 2019 Edition
- Graphics of time-trend (1961-2016) of Ecological Footprint and biocapacity results for each country
- Global Footprint and biocapacity time series results and graphs (global overshoot, Human Development Index-Footprint graph, and ecological deficit/reserve map)
- List of data quality scores for each country
- Calculation factors
- Scientific and Editorial Review Policy
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