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Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: 2006 National Footprint Accounts (NFA)

Abstract: The 2006 National Footprint Accounts (NFA) portion of the Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections, version 1.1 is a data

set that measures how much land and water area a human population requires to produce the resources it consumes and to absorb its wastes under prevailing technology and management. It

includes Footprints for cropland, grazing land, carbon, nuclear, forest, built-up and fishing ground for 147 countries. It also identifies countries that are considered to have

ecological deficits and reserves. These data are drawn from the National Footprint Accounts, 2006 Edition, produced by the Global Footprint Network and distributed by the Columbia

University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

Purpose: To help assess a country's demand on and supply of biological capital.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -55.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-12-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27