Qatar, the UAE, Bahrain Have World's Biggest Ecological Footprints

7 Dec 2012 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIRUT, Lebanon

Qatar, the Emirates and Bahrain have the largest environmental footprints in the world, according to a report issued by the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED). The report, “Survival Options: Ecological Footprint of Arab Countries,” launched December 1, found that available natural resource in the Arab world “have fallen to less than half during the last 50 years and the consumption levels are today more than twice what local ecosystems can produce.” The report pointed out that the average ecological footprint per person in the Arab region is 2.1 global hectares global hectares per capita, which represents a 78 percent increase from 1961...

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