The task of sustainable development, which is crucial target within the European Union strategies, implies rethinking the relationships between economic growth, environmental protection and social equity. For this reason is important to develop indicators in order to monitor progress on the challenge of sustainability. Ecological footprint calculates the Earthshare that a person or a country consumes and can be measured at an individual level, or for cities, regions, countries, or the entire planet. Ecological footprint analysis can also be used for specific activities, or to determine the ecological requirements for producing specific commodities or services. The goal of this paper is to review how the ecological footprint application has been applied by assessing the effectiveness of its application in the light of sustainability.

ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT AS NEW ECOLOGICAL INDICATOR

GALLUCCI, TEODORO;LAGIOIA, Giovanni
2008

Abstract

The task of sustainable development, which is crucial target within the European Union strategies, implies rethinking the relationships between economic growth, environmental protection and social equity. For this reason is important to develop indicators in order to monitor progress on the challenge of sustainability. Ecological footprint calculates the Earthshare that a person or a country consumes and can be measured at an individual level, or for cities, regions, countries, or the entire planet. Ecological footprint analysis can also be used for specific activities, or to determine the ecological requirements for producing specific commodities or services. The goal of this paper is to review how the ecological footprint application has been applied by assessing the effectiveness of its application in the light of sustainability.
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