Australia’s Footprint

In Australia, we’re consuming more than three times our fair share of the planet’s natural resources.

Australia’s ecological footprint in the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Living Planet Report 2008, was 7.8 global hectares (gha) per person. This is 2.8 times the average global footprint (of 2.7 gha), and reaches far beyond the level of what the planet can regenerate every year. The most significant factor contributing to the Australian Ecological Footprint (approx. 50%) is carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels.Australia's footprint

Australians have one of the largest environmental footprints per capita in the world, requiring 6.8 global hectares per person.

If all people consumed the Earth’s resources the way that we do in Australia, it would take the resources of more than three Earths to support us.