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Issue 32, July 18, 2013 

Highlights of California’s First Ecological Footprint Report
Ecuadorian Colleagues Undertake Footprint Technical Training
Q&A with Mediterranean-MENA Regional Director Alessandro Galli
A round-up of other Footprint and sustainability news from across the globe.
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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.

A round-up of other Footprint and sustainability news from across the globe.

  • Our Task, an independent, non-profit network of young adults, will honor Global Footprint Network with its 2013 Our Task Global Thinking Award at its July 27-28, 2013 Earth 2100 Conference. The U.N. Environment Programme and sustainability think tanks Worldwatch Institute and Earth Policy Institute will share the award.


  • Global Footprint Network Project Assistant Ingrid Heinrich (second from left) and Hassane Doumi, of Morocco’s Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and the Environment (left), with members of the Moroccoan NGO AESVT Boujemaa Belhand (second from right) and Halima Boussadik (right) at the fifth environmental education Forum Planèt’ERE, held June 6-9 in Marrakech, Morocco. Ingrid discussed the Ecological Footprint at the conference, organized by the Organization of Francophone Countries and AESVT. Earlier this year in Amman, Jordan, Ingrid presented on Global Footprint Network’s Mediterranean Initiative to more than thirty Mediterranean region representatives at the seminar, Environment and Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean: The Role of the Civil Society. The European Commission sponsored the February 21-23 seminar as part of the EuroMed cooperation.


  • Planetaire, promoter of the Sky Race World Cup, has achieved its Kickstarter campaign goal to fund the pilot program for the TV documentary “Wings Over Sweden.” The series intends to follow four sailplane pilots who aspire to represent Sweden in the elite Sky Race World Cup. Global Footprint Network is one of four environmental organizations selected to have its logo featured on one of the planes—powered by wind and solar energy—in the pilot program.
  • The Worldwatch Institute’s annual flagship publication, State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? launched with a symposium held April 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. William Rees, co-creator of the Ecological Footprint, and Jennie Moore, director of sustainable development and environmental stewardship in the School of Construction and the Environment at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, wrote the chapter, Getting to One-Planet Living.
  • Also in April, Global Footprint Network Policy Analyst Martin Halle published an article about Environmental Risk in Sovereign Credits (E-RISC) methodology on the green economy coalition’s Knowledge Centre website. Martin’s article drew on the report, A New Angle on Sovereign Credit Risk, which Global Footprint Network published in collaboration with UNEP Finance Initiative last year as part of an initiative with leading financial institutions to integrate ecological risk into financial markets. Global Footprint Network participates in the green economy coalition’s financial systems and natural capital measurement working groups.

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