oa CSIR Science Scope - Reducing the human footprint : towards sustainability
|Article Title||Reducing the human footprint : towards sustainability|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Publication Date||Jun 2008|
The 'human footprint' is used as a metaphor for mankind's demands on the earth's ecosystems and natural resources. It is an expression of the amount of land a population needs to produce the resources it consumes and absorb its wastes. Although South Africa's footprint is only slightly higher than the global average, it is more than double that of Africa's average. Our current footprint exceeds our biological capacity by 3,5 million global hectares.
Article metrics loading...