The Material Footprint of Nations

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Often we talk about going green and clean. But how exactly are we measuring up to it?


This 2012 paper gives a clear picture assessing the net footprint of different nations and Clusters (EU27) to preset the net material footprint of nations. It also takes into account all the shifts of the environmental burden from developed countries to developing countries, and proceeds to analyze the net impact of a country based on a Life Cycle Approach.