Ecological Footprint Analysis – An Overview

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Ecological Footprint Analysis – An Overview

Show simple item record Subha, V Athira, Ravi 2014-08-19T05:44:42Z 2014-08-19T05:44:42Z 2013
dc.identifier.issn e-ISSN : 2320-0847 p-ISSN : 2320-0936
dc.description American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER),Volume-1 pp-12-19 en_US
dc.description.abstract In the past, natural resources were plentiful and people were scarce. But the situation is rapidly reversing. According to the Living Planet Report 2006, during the last thirty years, consumption of natural resources has increased 40%, while Earth’s natural wealth in biodiversity has decreased 30%. Our challenge is to find a way to balance human consumption and nature’s limited productivity in order to ensure that our communities are sustainable locally, regionally and globally. Ecological Footprint Analysis (EFA) is physical accounting method, developed by William Rees and M. Wackernagel (1992), focusing on land appropriation using land as its “currency”. It provides a means for measuring and communicating human induced environmental impacts upon the planet. In this paper, an attempt is made to explore the tool Ecological Footprint Analysis. The paper also analyses the methods for calculating ecological footprint, scope of the tool as an impact assessment tool for India and measure for reducing the ecological footprint en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Cochin University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Biocapacity en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.subject ecological footprint analysis en_US
dc.subject environment impact en_US
dc.subject sustainable living en_US
dc.title Ecological Footprint Analysis – An Overview en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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