China Is the World’s Largest Contributor to Annual Growth in Natural Resource Demand

March 18, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

China Is the World’s Largest Contributor to Annual Growth in Natural Resource Demand

See: GFN Press Release

OAKLAND, CA, USA – March 17, 2015 – China is the world’s largest contributor to annual growth in the demand for ecological resources and services and has been for the last five years for which data is available, according to Global Footprint Network, a leading expert in natural resource accounting.

The Ecological Footprint of the world – a measure of people’s demand on nature – has begun climbing again after experiencing a 2.1 percent decline in 2009 during the recession, according to Global Footprint Network’s 2015 Edition of the National Footprint Accounts, released today. The world’s Ecological Footprint increased nearly 4 percent in 2010 and nearly 1.7 percent in 2011 (the latest year data is available).

However, excluding China, the world’s Ecological Footprint increased far less in 2011: 0.9 percent. The Ecological Footprint of China climbed 3.6% in 2010 and 5.2% in 2011.

See: GFN Press Release


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