Ecological footprint has a variety of definitions, but is defined by the Global Footprint Network the as a measure of how much area of biologically productive land and water an individual, population or activity requires to produce all the resources it consumes and to absorb the waste it generates, using prevailing technology and resource management practices. The ecological footprint indicator used in this report is based on the Global Footprint Network unless otherwise specified.[ [0[
|Asia-Pacific assessment, Global assessment (1st work programme)|
A measure of the amount of biologically productive land and water required to support the demands of a population or productive activity. Ecological footprints can be calculated at any scale: for an activity, a person, a community, a city, a region, a nation or humanity as a whole.
|Global assessment (1st work programme)|