We make a substantial portion of our Ecological Footprint data available for free so that as many people as possible can use it to help create a more sustainable future. Some data is also available for license under specific circumstances.
National Footprint Account Data Licenses
Public Data Package—Download Free
License for general use. Download includes: •Latest (2012) per capita Ecological Footprint and biocapacity for 186 countries. •Ecological Footprint and biocapacity time series graphs (1961-2012) for all countries. •World Ecological Footprint and biocapacity time series graphs. •Data quality scores for all countries.
License for commercial users and users who require more data than available in Public Data package. For academic uses and research purposes, license fee can be waived. Data includes basic or full Ecological Footprint and biocapacity results up to the latest observed data year for one or more countries. Fees start at €500 for the basic time series results of a single country.
License for commercial users, particularly in the finance industry, and users who require more data than available in the free Public Data Package. Data includes: •Results for the current year using a now-casting method to extend observed data to the present time. •Full results (consumption, biocapacity, production, and trade broken down by land type) for either one year or a full time series (1961-2015). Fees starts at €700 for basic results of a single country and year.
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 Accounts 2015 Edition (data year 2011). Free.
License for academics, researchers, and government agencies who would like to conduct research on the National Footprint Accounts of a specific country. License allows users to modify the data sources and methods in the National Footprint Accounts and publish their results. May not be used for commercial projects. Data includes: National Footprint Accounts Edition 2016 (up to data year 2012). All countries available. Fees start at €580 for a single country, single year for one project. Academic researchers can apply for fee waiver.
License for organizations interested in completing commercial projects that use National Footprint Accounts data sets. Allow users to complete robust, comparable, and standards-compliant Ecological Footprint analyses. It also covers Footprint practitioners who integrate National Footprint Accounts data into commercial tools that they will distribute or sub-license to other users. Data includes National Footprint Accounts Edition 2016 (up to data year 2012). All countries available. Fees start at €1,160 for a single country, single year for one project.