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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 (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 Calculation Factors

License for general use. Download includes 2017 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

$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.
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Now-casted Data Package

$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.
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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 2021 Edition (data year 2017). $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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