Ecological footprint in the world

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In the Message addressed to the participants of the high-level event of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Pope Francis emphasized that care for the environment cannot be detached from the respect for human rights. "This beloved land of ours is the great resource that God has given, which is at our disposal and it is not to be defaced, exploited or degraded. On the contrary, enjoying its immense beauty, we can live with dignity," the Holy Father said.

The Missionary Bulletin, Cagliero 11, of October highlights the negative factors that impact ecology.

The forum, some data:

Factors which impact and worsen the ecological situation in the world:
Industrial waste/gas 58% ● Deforestation 33% ● Draining tanks 8%

Countries with the largest ecological footprint (in global hectares):
China 5,010,000,000 ● U.S.A. 2,725,000,000 ● India 1,361,000,000 ● Russia 821,000,000

Countries with the smallest ecological footprint (in global hectares):
Montserrat 27,400 ● Nauru 29,500 ● Cook Islands 80,200 ● Dominica 161,700 ● Tonga 304,300


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