Why is the ecological footprint for people in Bangladesh so small?

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Aug 3, 2018

Ecological footprint assesses the consumption pattern of human communities. It measures use of natural resources and could be energy, land or carbon footprint.

Bangladesh has an ecological footprint much less (0.72global hectares per capita) than the world average (2.84global hectares per capita).

Reasons for this could be varied: but most importantly it is due to low per capita income which means Bangladesh is not a consumer society. Moreover, there are very few industries in Bangladesh: it produces only 0.44 tonnes of carbondioxide per person compared to a figure of 14.4 tonnes in US.