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Footprint Futures

A Teaching Module on Human Dependence on the Biosphere Footprint Futures is a college-level teaching module for exploring the sustainability challenge facing human economies. This challenge is described as “improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying... Read More

North Rhine-Westphalia releases Ecological Footprint analysis

If the global population lived like citizens of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), we would need 3.3 Earths, according to a report presented by the German state’s environmental minister in a press conference in Düsseldorf in December. The Ecological Footprint was the... Read More

Achtung, Liebe Schweiz!

The carbon concentration in the atmosphere is rising fast; the Paris Climate Agreement requires us to leave the fossil fuel economy well before 2050; and Earth Overshoot Day is already in early August. Could it be that climate change and... Read More

Building global trust for a future that works for all

It is an understatement to say that everybody, in Europe, the US, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and possibly in Antarctica was surprised today. All life depends on healthy ecosystems. Depleting the natural capital that supports us hurts everybody: Republicans and... Read More

Guiding sustainability in Montenegro

In the wake of last month’s elections in Montenegro, we are confident the new government will maintain its commitment to the 3.5-year-long process of revising the country’s National Strategy for Sustainable Development (NSSD), which, through many consultations with diverse stakeholders,... Read More

How Switzerland made history with green economy vote

This weekend, Switzerland made world history, even though not as much as we would have liked. Switzerland was the first country to vote on whether to implement a green economy. The green economy ballot initiative encouraged resource efficiency and implementation... Read More