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01/08/2010 12:05 AM

Footprint Forum’s Academic Conference: The State of the Art in Ecological Footprint Theory and Applications

Wednesday, June 9 2010: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, dinner at 8:00 pm
Thursday, June 10 2010: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (breakout session of public conference)

An event of the Footprint Forum: Meet the Winners of the 21st Century. Colle Val d’Elsa, 7-12 June 2010

Global Footprint Network is calling for abstracts for presentation at the Academic Conference of the Footprint Forum: Meet the Winners of the 21st Century to be held June 7-12, 2010, in Colle di Val d’Elsa, Italy, just outside of Siena, Italy.  Submissions are welcome on issues pertinent to biocapacity and Ecological Footprint.  Abstracts will be selected for presentation. 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.

About Footprint Forum:

Copenhagen – COP15 – showed us that national governments and political leaders are finding it difficult to act collectively in the global interest. Global Footprint Network is convinced that climate action will only gather momentum once nations see that decisive action is in their own best interest. This compelling self-interest story becomes obvious once we understand climate change in the context of ecological resource constraints, as one of a number of related crises – food, energy, water, biodiversity, and so forth – emerging from humanity’s systematic overuse of available resources. This reframing presents a great impetus for transformation. The focus of Footprint Forum 2010 is on how we can capitalize on this opportunity.

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.
Click here to download the template.
Click here to download the abstract submission format and guidelines

Note: If your abstract is not selected, you will have the option of having it presented as a poster at the Forum.

Email submissions to Deadline for submission is 31 March 2010.

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