National Trends

Countries have been transgressing planetary boundaries faster than they have been meeting the basic needs of their residents. Explore the progress of nearly 150 countries over time using interactive charts and doughnut plots from our recent 2021 study, The Social Shortfall and Ecological Overshoot of Nations, published in Nature Sustainability (available to read open-access here, and summarised in Our Blog).


Click or tap on the images above to see the unsustainable pathways that countries have followed from 1992 to 2015, or dig deeper into individual country trends to see how environmental and social performance have changed over time with respect to the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries.