Developed countries often have ecological footprints that are above 2.3 hectares per person. Currently, this level is not sustainable.
Developing countries, like India, Thailand and Brazil, have a sustainable ecological footprint at the moment but that comes at a price. Poor health and poverty is more common in these countries. These problems need to be tackled and this will probably increase their ecological footprint.
The challenge for the future is to meet all people's needs. Technology and economic sustainability will help to achieve this.
Click here to go to a web site that allows you to calculate your own Ecological Footprint.