According to a report by Secretary General for Territory and Biodiversity, Antonio Serrano, Madrid tops the list of worst polluting regions. And this reflects the fact that Madrid is consumed and generates pollution that is nearly twenty times its recharge capacity of the natural resources of its territory. Thus, Madrid is the community with a lifestyle less environmentally sustainable, and that the overall rate of Spain is 26 times. What is the ecological footprint ecological footprint is an indicator of global character that sets the size (in hectares) required to produce the resources used and to assimilate the waste produced by a given population. When studying the regional distribution of the ecological footprint is found that the highest levels recorded in the regions with strong urbanization and which are still potentially developable land. Thus, the Madrid leads the standings, since it consumes and generates a nearly pollution twenty times (19.9) biocapacity of its territory, followed by Canarias (10.4) and Valencia (7.2). "Madrid has the worst value, after Ceuta and Melilla," said Serrano.
These results are due to "the least urbanized and densely populated communities are those with higher levels of sustainability," Serrano said, adding that the best performing are "Castilla y Leon, Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura. We would need 64 hectares per capita, only have 24 Overall, the report 'The ecological footprint' shows that "Spain has a greater level of sustainability that the United States and Europe, though no longer a country" unsustainable by their levels of consumption and pollution, "Serrano explained. The report, which measures the environmental impact of society shows that every inhabitant in our country "needs 6.4 hectares of land for what you consume and the pollution it generates," illustrated Serrano. However, conditions Spanish territory only offers "a capacity of 2.43 hectares per capita, estimated the secretary of Biodiversity. "The result is that we have an unsustainable level of 260 percent," he said.