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Issue 28, May 2, 2012 

A Letter From the Editor
Competitiveness 2.0: A Q&A with André Schneider
Rich List with a Twist
Turkey Footprint Report Launched in Istanbul
TED Debate: Can Technology Save Us from Ecological Overshoot?
Scientific Journal Devotes Edition to Ecological Footprint
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Our mission is to promote a sustainable economy by advancing the Ecological Footprint, a measurement tool that makes the reality of planetary limits relevant to decision-makers.

Scientific Journal Devotes Edition to Ecological Footprint

Ecological Indicators, a leading scientific journal covering ecological and environmental indicators and their role in management practices, is publishing a special issue this month devoted to the Ecological Footprint.

Researchers and scientists around the world, including three Global Footprint Network scientists, contributed 18 articles discussing Ecological Footprint theory and methodology, its use with other ecological indicators, trends and related topics. The articles were originally submitted as research papers for a June 2010 Global Footprint Network partner conference near Siena, Italy.


Global Footprint Network senior scientists Alessandro Galli and Gemma Cranston and applied research scientist David Moore contributed three of the articles to the May 2012 special issue, “The State of the Art in Ecological Footprint: Theory and Applications.” 

The 2010 conference, hosted by the Ecodynamics Group of the University of Siena in Colle di Val d’Elsa and co-organized by Global Footprint Network, connected academics with national and international stakeholders and Footprint practitioners. Decision-makers, experts and scientists from around the world discussed crucial issues such as resource constraints, peak oil, the importance of education, and re-tooling our economic system—all in relation to the increasing tension between how much nature we have versus how much we use.

Galli also co-authored an article on Ecological Footprint trends in China and India with Mathis Wackernagel, President of Global Footprint Network, and four other scientists from California, Italy and Japan for the June 2012 issue of Ecological Indicators.

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