According to calculations by the NGO Global Footprint Network, as of August 2, 2023, humanity will have already consumed all the resources the planet can replenish in one year. Earth Overshoot Day arriving earlier and earlier, moving from as late as December 30 in 1970.
But, as Statista points out, as for the lifestyles of the 140 or so remaining countries, the ecological footprint exceeds the planet’s biocapacity, i.e. all the natural resources the Earth can regenerate (and the waste it can absorb) in the space of a year.
Humanity is thus living “on credit”, and it would take 1.75 Earths to meet the needs of the world’s population in 2022. Compared to this global average, the inhabitants of a country like France or Germany have an ecological footprint almost twice as high.