What is an ecological footprint?

The ecological footprint was developed by Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees in the mid-1990s and it has since been implemented as an indicator of sustainability. It represents the demands made on the ecosystem and natural resources.

An ecological footprint can be calculated at any level, whether it be for activities, private individuals, companies, communities, cities or countries. In contrast to the carbon footprint, the ecological footprint takes other natural resources into account in addition to CO2 emissions. 

Source: footprintnetwork.org, Wackernagel/Beyers 2010: Der Ecological Footprint

Would you like to calculate your personal carbon footprint?

How do we live? What do we eat? How do we get around? Our daily way of life has a huge impact on our planet. Day by day, CO2 emissions are created by driving cars, heating, cooking, working, celebrating and flying. Find out the amount of CO2 emissions created by your personal way of life with ease, using the myclimate footprint calculator.

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At the client's request, myclimate produces tailored environmental analyses. This category includes among other things the calculation of the ecological footprint. 


With the myclimate CO2 calculator you can calculate and compensate your CO2 emissions.

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