Malaysia’s Ecological Footprint is 3.90 global hectares per capita.
If everyone had the same Ecological Footprint as the average citizen of Malaysia:
- the world’s Ecological Footprint would be 40% larger
- we would need to half our Ecological Footprint in order to stay within sustainable environmental limits
Ecological Footprint is a metric of human demand on nature, used widely by NGOs, the UN and several national governments. It measures the amount of land required to sustain a country’s consumption patterns.