Environmental Impact (Population and Migration, State of the South West 2011)
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1.8.1 With an average resident of the South West living with a "three planet" ecological footprint, the region's population increase will, other things being equal, increase the impact on climate change. For more information on
environmental impacts please see the 'Environment' chapter and, specifically, the 7.18 'Eco Footprint' section.
1.8.2 The generally dispersed and rural nature of the region's population tends to encourage longer journeys to services, and means that transport is a higher proportion of the South West's footprint than the national average. See
also, the 'Transport' chapter.