A flagship product of this initiative is the National Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts.
These accounts detail Ecological Footprint, and Biocapacity, by total and by component, at a national level and on a world-total basis. Components are cropland, grazing land, built-up land, fishing grounds, forest products, and forest carbon uptake. This last component is the area of forested lands that are needed to absorb the carbon emitted from burning fossil fuels, in a year, beyond the amount of carbon absorbed in that same year from the world's oceans. Components and totals are measured in global hectares.
The 2021 Edition of the accounts covers the period 1961-2017.
Open-Data Platform provides access to national and global data
Release Notes details the edition's metadata
Public Data Package is a standalone collection of data and documents
Data Stories explain and explore interesting data details
This edition was produced using data from global statistics that detail consumption, production, population, and economic parameters by year, and by country or the world. Key sources include the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and its ProdStat, TradeStat, ResourceStat, and FishStat databases, UN COMTRADE, CORINE Land Cover, Global Agro-Ecological Zones (GAEZ), Global Land Cover (GLC), Global Carbon Budget, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and Penn World Tables.
This edition of the accounts was produced for the Footprint Data Foundation.
The initiative also generates sub-national data and institutional-level data on a cost-recovery basis.