This goal also requires efficient production and supply chains, food security, and a resource-efficient economy. For this SDG, we have decided to use one indicator, the ecological footprint per person. This does not specifically address any of the targets set in the SDG, but rather enables us to give an assessment at the goal level. Human activities consume resources and produce waste, and this must be in line with nature’s regenerative capacity.
All regions have a 2030 footprint that is above the threshold, with the exception of ROW that is more or less on the threshold, giving it a green rating. There is high uncertainty in the assessment we should give for ROW, and some uncertainty for BRISE. The uncertainty for China, OECD, and USA is low.
Understanding the score
Five regions: USA, OECD (excl. USA), China, BRISE (Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa and 10 other emerging economies), ROW (rest of the world).
Green light: Goal likely to be reached.
Orange light: Goal not likely to be reached, but more than 50% of the gap between today's status and the goal is likely to be closed.
Red light: Goal not likely to be reached, and less than 50% of the gap between today's status and the goal is likely to be closed.