Free Public Data Set

This page allows you to download the National Footprint Accounts 2018 Public Data Package for free.

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 accessed and downloaded in other forms through our Ecological Footprint Explorer open data platform, at Advanced data users can download our data at

The Public Data Package is a fabulous sortable and searchable resource, filled with the latest Footprint and biocapacity results. It 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) of 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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License Details

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Troubleshooting Tips

We understand it can be frustrating when the data download doesn’t work correctly. We’re offering these tips to help you troubleshoot the process.

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