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Issue 19, June 17, 2009 

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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.

Call for Abstracts

Global Footprint Network is calling for abstracts on the the latest developments in Ecological Footprint research and applications, for presentation at Footprint Forum – The Opportunity of Limits to be held June 7-11, 2010. Submissions are welcome on a range of issues and disciplines related to the Ecological Footprint (i.e., carbon, trade, biodiversity, water, etc). Nine abstracts will be selected in total – three to be presented at each of the Forum’s three 75-minute sessions. If your abstract is selected, you will have the opportunity to speak at the session for up to 15 minutes, followed by at least 10 minutes of discussion. In addition, a special issue of Ecological Indicators will include extended versions of a selection of papers presented at Footprint Forum 2010.


Learn more about Footprint Forum.

Details of Submission: Proposed topics should focus on new developments on the Ecological Footprint in areas of:

    1. Theory; 2. Applications; or 3. Communication/policy relevance.

All submissions must be a two-page abstract, and include an introduction, summary of methods and results, and a discussion section. If your abstract is not selected, you have the option of having it presented as a poster at the Forum.

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Posted by Reid Lifset on 07/10/2009 at 12:49 AM (Yale University)

A very interesting new application of footprint analysis has been developed by Tommie Wiedmann, Manfred Lenzen and John Barrett.  Using one common and consistent accounting and reporting scheme based on economic input−output analysis, extended with data from all three dimensions of sustainability, it allows quantification of the triple bottom line by corporations.  See “Companies on the Scale:Comparing and Benchmarking the Footprints of Businesses” in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, volume 13, #3. The article is freely downloadable form

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