Problem

Excessive population demands on the environment

Other Names:
Excessive ecological footprint of lifestyles
Incidence:

The ecological footprint, or the imprint human activities leave on nature, shows quantitatively the demand made on the Earth's resources. This can be calculated by, amongst other methods, looking at the volume of imported raw materials, products, fuel and food and the claim that these demands place on the area of available land (and water) on the globe.

Claim:

Developed countries, as a rule, have ecological footprints the size of giant boots.

 

Related Problems:
Ecological debt
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
06.05.2019 – 18:04 CEST