Country Overshoot Days
A country’s overshoot day is the date on which Earth Overshoot Day would fall if all of humanity consumed like the people in this country.
Let’s take Switzerland, for example, using the latest data available (for 2014):
• The Ecological Footprint in Switzerland is 4.85 gha per person
• Global biocapacity is 1.71 gha per person.
Therefore, it would take (4.85/ 1.68) = 2.9 Earths if everyone lived like the Swiss, OR
we can determine Switzerland’s overshoot day as 365 * (1.68/ 4.85) = 126th day in the year. The 126th day is the 7th of May, the Swiss overshoot day (in 2014).
Countries’ overshoot dates are calculated with Global Footprint Network’s National Footprint Accounts, which are updated annually. You can download a free package containing the latest results of the National Footprint Accounts 2018 Edition in an excel workbook at https://www.footprintnetwork.org/licenses/public-data-package-free-2018/. This 2018 edition features national data from 2014, the latest year available from the United Nations. You can also view results at data.footprintnetwork.org.
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Below is a list of country overshoot days: