NFA Workbook License Request

The National Footprint Accounts include all data on production, trade, and the calculations used to determine the Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity of a nation. Utilizing data points from global databases such as United Nations FAOSTAT, United Nations COMTRADE, and the International Energy Agency, the National Footprint Accounts use approximately 6,000 data points per country per year for more than 230 countries and territories—and the world as a whole—from 1961 to 2012. The spreadsheets used to calculate the National Footprint Accounts are available for license from Global Footprint Network.

The purpose of this form is for you to indicate your intended use of the National Footprint Accounts and which Accounts you would like to access. Use this form if you are interested the detailed Ecological Footprint methodology, i.e. the raw data, the step by step series of calculations used to determine the National Footprint Account results, and/or the product-level detail for a specific country(s) or year(s). If you are interested in the final results or top-level National Footprint Account summaries (for example, the Footprint of Consumption for BRIICS 1990–2012), these data are available separately through a data request.

All fields on this form must be completed before the form can be submitted. Global Footprint Network will review the information you provide and respond to you with a quote, or in some cases a request for clarification.

If your interest is in learning more about Ecological Footprint calculations and data sets, the Learning Edition includes complete, fully functioning calculation spreadsheets for the world and for one representative nation (Hungary). The Learning Edition is available free of charge through a form here.

NEW FREE DOWNLOAD! If you are interested in an introduction to Ecological Footprint data, the new Public Data Package is available as a free download for non-commercial, educational use only. This package includes the latest per-capita Ecological Footprint and biocapacity results for 186 countries as well as country graphics, global Ecological Footprint time series and graphs, and data quality scores for all countries in the Standard Edition. The Public Data Package is available free of charge through a form here.

Do you want to modify the data sources and calculations?
14. Do you want to sub-license the data?
Will you need technical support from Global Footprint Network?
Are you going to publish data anywhere?
Do you plan to integrate data from the National Footprint Accounts into commercial tools that will be distributed or sub-licensed to other users?


Data must be cited appropriately. Suggested citation:

Global Footprint Network, 2016. National Footprint Accounts, 2016 Edition. Available online at

If you would like to publish any data please contact Global Footprint Network prior to submitting a paper for publication. If you will be submitting to a journal, we will likely ask to conduct a scientific and editorial review of the work, and the fees for this review are $155 per hour (typically around $1,000).