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Data Downloads, Licenses, and Support

A substantial portion of Ecological Footprint© and biocapacity data is available for free at data.footprintnetwork.org so that as many people as possible can use it to help create a more sustainable future. We also provide technical support and some additional data for license under specific circumstances.

National Footprint and Biocapacity Account Licenses

Free Public Data Set

Free Footprint data license for general use. Download includes key data from the latest edition (2023), including Ecological Footprint and biocapacity results of 2018 and estimates of 2022, graphics of global overshoot, Human Development Index-Footprint, and ecological deficit/reserve map, data quality scores, calculation factors, and our Scientific and Editorial Review Policy.

Free Calculation Factors

License for general use. Download includes national yields, world yields, and yield factors for all countries by land type; and equivalence factors for all land types.

Free Workbook Learning License

Free learning license for registered academics and students seeking to learn more about Ecological Footprint calculations and data sets. Data includes spreadsheets for the world and one representative country (Hungary) from National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts 2019 Edition (data year 2016).

CLUM Country Package

The CLUM (Consumption Land-Use Matrix) provides a breakdown of a country’s consumption Footprint(6 land use components) into 50+ individual consumption categories. $5,000 for one country and 10 hours of technical support, which includes interpretation of the data, underlying methodology(NFBA,MRIO,CLUM), and application feasibility. The CLUM is produced using MRIO results.
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Commercial License

$14,000 for a full-access National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts commercial license. This comprises 16 hours of technical support and full access to biocapacity and Footprint results for all years and land types. Footprint results include production, import, export, and consumption data.
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Workbook License

License for academics, researchers, and government agencies with special research requirements. License allows users to view and modify the data sources and methods used in calculating the National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts and publish their results. Data includes spreadsheets for one country from the 2022 Edition (data year 2018). $600 fee. Reduced fee for academics.
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Institutional Package

$5,000 for early release of data and nowcasted results for one country on January 1, rather than the April release of the latest National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts, and 10 hours of technical support.
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Support Package

$3,000 for 20 hours of technical support delivered by a member of the Global Footprint Network Research Team to answer questions and provide insight into technical analysis and usage of the data.
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