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The International Ecological Footprint Accounts: Technical Report

McGrath, Brian (2021) The International Ecological Footprint Accounts: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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This project aims to analyse the Ecological footprints of every country and use predictive analysis to conclude what countries are actively trying to lower their footprint and what countries are not. Through extensive analysis of this dataset, it should be clear to identify which countries are using more ecological resources and services than they have. This study should highlight which countries have the most cropland, fishing ground and built-up land, all measured in global hectares. These factors can affect how much carbon a country will produce; this study should find a link between these and how they affect carbon levels.

This project is based around sustainability as it has such a profound effect on how millions of people live their lives; sustainability is a conversion that is not going away and can help save wildlife and areas across the globe. Sustainability is a subject that is relevant now and always will be for as long as humans survive. As of now, 80% of countries on the planet have pledged to help lower carbon in the earth atmosphere; for this to work, each country must make improvements and sacrifices, learn how to live more sustainably, relying less on other countries resources.

The findings in this report will mainly be how countries compared to others of similar size and resources; for the first semester, findings will be based on continents as any further division and analysis of the dataset will take more time.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Environment
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Technology Management
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2021 15:13
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 16:06

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