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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B53/S21.058

THE ECOLOGICAL IMPRINT AS A MEASURE OF HUMAN’S BALANCED IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

K. Midor
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-19-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 3, 439-446 pp

ABSTRACT
This publication presents the problems connected with the endangerment for further, durable and balanced development of a life on the earth which is caused by an intensive development of civilization in many countries. This development, which is uncontrolled and vivid in many countries, has caused the endangerment for biological substances and at the same time, endangers directly human’s life and health. This problem has become global as countries’ boarders and wealth do not protect us from defined changes in the nature. Being aware of the issue, the concept defining the influence of local population on the area of the whole globe is presented in this publication. The concept of the ecological footprint is a trial to measure a negative human’s impact on natural environment (in particular the issue of using natural resources). The heart of this matter is counting all consumer goods and services for one citizen of a given country or a region per area which is essential for obtaining energy and raw material sources which are necessary for their production and storage of all waste connected with human’s activity.

Keywords: ecological footprint, sustainability, economics of sustainable development