Data and Results
The National Footprint Account 2011 developed by Global Footprint Network, provide comprehensive data on humanity’s demand on nature. They track how this demand compares across several over 200 countries, territories, and regions, and how it relates to the planet’s biological capacity to meet these demands.
Graphic country time trends for tracking per-person Ecological Footprint and biocapacity since 1961 are available in the “COUNTRY TRENDS” table to the right. Each country includes a link to a “country factsheet” comparing changes between the past and current editions.
The annually updated National Footprint accounts undergo continuous improvement under the advice of the National Accounts Review Committee. The latest method is described in the Calculation Methodology Paper.
The National Footprint Accounts results are available under license for a wide variety of applications including educational, research and commercial purposes. To view a sample of the data tables, you may click here to view the Data Tables from a previous Edition of the National Footprint Accounts, which show the Ecological Footprint and biocapacity for almost 150 nations.
Updated National Footprint Account results from the 2011 Edition are available as follows:
- Customized datasets are available for finance-related applications. Click here to see a description. Please write to email@example.com for more information. Finance-related applications include use by those in the finance and insurance industries including investors, rating agencies, data providers, index providers, fund managers, insurance companies, etc.)
- For non finance-related purposes, please use our online request form: Request for Dataset of National Footprint Account Results.
Obtaining National Footprint Account Workbooks
National Footprint Accounts Licenses are available for both commercial use and non-commercial review under license. Free Learning Licenses are available for personal and non-commercial purposes. Please see out NFA License descriptions if you are interested in ordering a National Footprint Account license.
The Guidebook to the 2008 National Footprint Accounts describes the implementation of the Ecological Footprint methodology as presented in the 2008 edition for the National Footprint Accounts. It provides an in depth description of each part of the 2008 NFA workbook, along with detailed descriptions of calculations and data sources. An updated version for the 2012 edition is coming soon.
The Ecological Footprint Atlas 2010 explains the purpose behind Ecological Footprint accounting, addressing research questions and basic concepts, as well as the underlying science of the calculations. Giving examples of how the Ecological Footprint has been applied. For the technical reader, the Atlas includes more detailed notes about calculation of the results, explains recent advances to enhance the consistency, reliability and resolution of the National Footprint Accounts, and reviews the evolution of the National Footprint Accounts methodology.
*Some countries in the 2011 Data Tables have incomplete data sets due to limitations on the availability of raw data.