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Ecological Footprint [BIP]

Ecological Footprint [BIP]

Indicator description

The Ecological Footprint compares human demand on nature against nature supply. Demand is measured in terms of the biologically productive areas – also called ecological assets – that a population requires for producing all the renewable resources it consumes and absorbing its waste. The availability of nature, called biocapacity, is also measured in surface area, and represents the availability of ecological assets and their regenerative capacity for such resources and waste. An increase in a nation’s Ecological Footprint stands for an increase in its population’s pressure on biodiversity and a greater risk of biodiversity loss.

Mapping with 4th Ramsar Strategic Plan 2016-2024

Ramsar Target 13

Enhanced sustainability of key sectors such as water, energy, mining, agriculture, tourism, urban development, infrastructure, industry, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, when they affect wetlands, contributing to biodiversity conservation and human livelihoods.

Mapping with SPMS 2015-2023

CMS Target 5

Governments, key sectors and stakeholders at all levels have taken steps to achieve or have implemented plans for sustainable production and consumption, keeping the impacts of use of natural resources, including habitats, on migratory species well within safe ecological limits to promote the favourable conservation status of migratory species and maintain the quality, integrity, resilience, and ecological connectivity of their habitats and migration routes

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Target 8.4

Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10‑Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, with developed countries taking the lead

SDG Target 12.2

By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources