Island Limits - A Material Flow and Ecological Footprint Analysis of Ireland

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The Island Limits project delivers the first Material Flow Analysis (MFA) and Ecological Footprint (EF) of Ireland. The MFA demonstrated that Ireland has a highermaterial input and consumption than some other European countries and below average resource productivity. Ireland would need to increase its resource productivity by 25% to reach the EU-15 average. The Ecological Footprint analysis established that if everyone on the planet consumed as much as an Irish resident three earths would be needed to support current global resource consumption.

It is a research report published by the EPA in 2008 as part of the Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for the
Environment (STRIVE) Programme 2007-2013.