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City Footprints: Data for Action
City-level Footprint assessments can be used to positively reinforce collective public achievements thus far. They can also help design sustainability policies to reach more ambitious goals going forward. Using a...   More ›

Press Releases

For media inquiries, please contact Ronna Kelly, +510-839-8879, ext. 302, media@footprintnetwork.org.

Today is Swiss Ecological Deficit Day
Geneva, Switzerland—Today marks the date Switzerland has exhausted its annual ecological budget, utilizing more natural resources and services than Swiss ecosystems can regenerate within the full year. This date has...   More ›


Learn more about the Ecological Footprint at an upcoming live event or webinar.

5/6 April:
Ecological Footprint Explorer Webinar

Join us for a free webinar on the Ecological Footprint Explorer, the new open data platform for our National Footprint Accounts. We will show you how to generate your own graphs, download data, and combine our data with other data sets to draw additional insights. We will also highlight a few examples of how our National Footprint Accounts data has been used by political leaders and decision.

24 May:
Advances in Cleaner Production

Mathis Wackernagel, Global Footprint Network Founder and CEO, will give a keynote lecture “Ecological Footprint – Fundamentals for Building a Successful Future” at the 6th International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production in São Paulo, Brazil.

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major media outlets around the world.

KABC Los Angeles: Living Planet Report
Vertebrae species are suffering big declines in numbers, according to the latest bi-annual Living Planet Report. “The smaller the populations get, the higher the likelihood that you have species extinction,” says...   More ›


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