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 (2021), including Ecological Footprint and biocapacity results of 2017, Ecological Footprint and biocapacity time series graphs (1961-2017), 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 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).
$5,000 for the Consumption Land Use Matrix (CLUM) for one country and 10 hours of technical support for capacity building so analysts can update the CLUM and their country’s Ecological Footprint calculation internally.
$14,000 for 40 hours of technical support, the now-casted results that project the data into the current year, a five-page report on some key insights including notable countries and/or sectors of interest, and on July 31 a rough estimate of the Footprint intensity of sectors including carbon.
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 2021 Edition (data year 2017). $600 fee. Reduced fee for academics.
$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.