Ecological Footprint and biocapacity : 1961 – 2009
The following graphic tracks the per-person resource demand Ecological Footprint and biocapacity in Malaysia since 1961. *
Why worry in George Town?
The highest point in the 121 sq km area that constitutes the city is 4 meters above sea level.
Malaysia’s Ecological Footprint is 3.90 global hectares per capita.
If everyone had the same Ecological Footprint as the average citizen of Malaysia:
- the world’s Ecological Footprint would be 40% larger
- we would need to half our Ecological Footprint in order to stay within sustainable environmental limits