The Ecological Footprint: Achieving Systems Change

05/08/2009 11:18 PM

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is pleased to invite you to a lecture on the Ecological Footprint by Mathis Wackernagel, Executive Director of Global Footprint Network, on Monday, May 18 at the IUCN headquarters in Geneva.

Dr. Wackernagel will speak about the Ecological Footprint, what it tells us and why it is more important now than ever. The current economic downturn has brought home the consequences of living beyond our financial means. But we are also living beyond our ecological means, and the time is upon us to take stock of our ecological balance sheet and right the books on our use of nature. Learn how the Ecological Footprint is helping to spark the systemic shifts and breakthrough thinking we will need for a sustainable human future.

The lecture is free to attend. Details are as follows.

Monday, 18 May 2009

17:30 Welcome by Christophe Bouvier, Director, UNEP Reigonal Office for Europe

17:35 Lecture by Mathis Wackernagel, Co-Creator of the Ecological Footprint and Executive Director, Global Footprint Network

18:30 Questions and Discussion

19:00 Reception

Where: International Environment House II
11-13 chemin des Anémones, CH-1210
Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland

Tel: [41-22] 917-8326
www.environmenthouse.ch

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