Malaysia’s Ecological Footprint (2)

Ecological Footprint and biocapacity : 1961 – 2009

The following graphic tracks the per-person resource demand Ecological Footprint and biocapacity in Malaysia since 1961. *

malaysia ecological footprint - time series

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Malaysia’s Ecological Footprint

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

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