Ecological Footprint

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The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth’s ecosystems. It compares human demand with planet Earth’s ecological capacity to regenerate it. It represents the amount of biologically productive land and sea area needed to regenerate the resources a human population consumes and to absorb and render harmless the corresponding waste, given prevailing technology and resource management practice. Using this assessment, it is possible to estimate how many planet Earths it would take to support humanity if everybody lived a given lifestyle. While the ecological footprint term is widely used, methods of measurement vary. But calculation standards are now emerging to make results more comparable and consistent

Footprint Calculator

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Impronta Ecologica

L’impronta ecologica è un indice statistico utilizzato per misurare la richiesta umana nei confronti della natura. Essa mette in relazione il consumo umano di risorse naturali con la capacità della Terra di rigenerarle.

Essa misura l’area biologicamente produttiva di mare e di terra necessaria per rigenerare le risorse consumate da una popolazione umana e per assorbire i rifiuti corrispondenti. Utilizzando l’impronta ecologica, è possibile stimare quanti pianeta Terra servirebbero per sostenere l’umanità, qualora tutti vivessero secondo un determinato stile di vita.

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Fonte: Wikipedia

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