Free Public Data Set

Global Footprint Network’s National Footprint Accounts 2018 Public Data Package is provided for download at no charge to academics, educators, NGOs, the media, and private and public analysts, as long as they register and clearly indicate and acknowledge the source in every public use of the data. Our data also can be downloaded in other forms through our Ecological Footprint Explorer open data platform, at, and advanced data users can download our data at

The Public Data Package contains the following:

  • 2014 Ecological Footprint and biocapacity results for all countries included in National Footprint Accounts 2018 Edition.
  • Graphics of time-trend (1961-2014) Ecological Footprint and biocapacity results for each country
  • Global Footprint and biocapacity time series results and graphs (global overshoot, Human Development Index-Footprint graph, and ecological deficit/reserve map)
  • List of data quality scores for each country
  • Scientific and Editorial Review Policy

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