The study released by the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) said available natural resources have more than halved during the last 50 years while consumption levels are over twice what local ecosystems can produce.
The report showed that Qatar has the highest ecological footprint in the world, followed by Kuwait and UAE.
It backed up previous findings by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) ng Planet Report in May said Qatar was putting the biggest demand on the earth’s ecological systems.
The latest AFED study said if all humans lived like the average resident of Qatar, 6.6 planets would be required to satisfy this level of consumption and emissions of carbon dioxide.
Via Willy De Backer, David Hulme