State of the World 2006: China, India, the U.S., Europe, and Japan by the Numbers

These slides offer a glimpse of the rising ecological impact of two populous developing nations, China and India, while illustrating that the per-capita resource consumption and pollution of countries in the industrialized world—including the United States, the European Union and Japan—is much higher. If by 2030, China and India alone were to achieve a per-capita footprint equivalent to that of Japan today, together they would require a full planet earth to meet their needs.

Learn more in the State of the World 2006 report.

World Ecological Footprint, 2004

Global map scaled by geography

Global map scaled by world population

Global map scaled by carbon emissions

Learn more in the State of the World 2006 report.