Ecological Footprints and Energy

  • Wackernagel M
  • Monfreda C
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The ecological footprint is a measurement that compares rates of human resource consumption and waste generation with the biosphere’s rates of resource regeneration and waste assimilation, expressed in terms of the area necessary to maintain these flows. Ecological footprints represent the biologically productive space required to produce the resources and absorb the wastes of a given population, organization, or product using prevailing management and technology.

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  • Mathis Wackernagel

  • Chad Monfreda

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