Biocapacity

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Biocapacity
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Last Edit Date 2017-11-27

Biocapacity means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

The capacity of ecosystems to produce useful biological materials and to absorb waste materials generated by humans, using current management schemes and extraction technologies. The biocapacity of an area is calculated by multiplying the actual physical area by the yield factor and the appropriate equivalence factor. Biocapacity is usually expressed in units of global hectares.

UNEP 2012, Global Environment Outlook GEO 5, http://www.unep.org/geo/geo5.asp