Asked by: Reuben Eroshevskybusiness and finance environmental services industry
What does ecological footprint represent?
Last Updated: 20th February, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, what does a person's ecological footprint represent?
The Ecological Footprint measures the amount of biologically productive land and sea area an individual, a region, all of humanity, or a human activity that compete for biologically productive space.
Likewise, what does GHA mean in ecological footprint? Global hectares are
Hereof, what is the ecological footprint and what does it tell us?
The simplest way to define ecological footprint would be to call it the impact of human activities measured in terms of the area of biologically productive land and water required to produce the goods consumed and to assimilate the wastes generated.
What is an ecological footprint and why is this useful to understand?
When left uninterrupted or unexploited these areas have the capacity to absorb almost all the waste produced by humans particularly carbon emissions. The ecological footprint represents the productive areas needed to provide renewable resources people are using and to also absorb the waste produced.