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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2  


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Wangari Maathai receives Nobel Peace Prize
 
Limits to Growth, The 30 Year Update
 
Watch Video Interview: Ecological Footprinting, The Opportunity for Cities
 
Welcoming 18 new partner organizations!
 
2004 National Accounts Released and Available!
 
Standards and National Accounts Committees
 
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About the Global Footprint Network
 
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.
 
 


Welcoming 18 new partner organizations!
 

Julian Oram, New Economics Foundation and Mathis Wackernagel, Executive Director, Global Footprint Network
 
The past few months have been exciting ones at Global Footprint Network as we reach out to all major Footprint practitioners around the world in an effort to engage them in our work. We have been met by incredible enthusiasm for our mission and excitement about what we can accomplish together. We are now pleased to announce 18 new partners. Our diverse partnership base now includes organizations from academia, government, consulting, and NGOs.
 
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Thanh Nghiem, WWW France, Laurent Jolia-Ferrier, Empreinte Ecologique SARL, and Mathis Wackernagel
 
Of all the regions of the world, Footprinting is most established in Europe. In addition to our original European partners (Stockholm Environment Institute and Best Foot Forward) we are pleased to welcome Italy's Ambiente Italia and Rete Lilliput, Belgium's Ecolife-vzw, France's Empreinte Ecologique SARL, Austria's Institute of Social Ecology and Blue Planet Footprint Campaign, and finally two organizations located in the United Kingdom, New Economics Foundation and LEAD International.
 
The Ecological Footprint is also an influential metric in Australia especially among major government agencies. We are pleased to welcome the Government of South Australia's Department of Environment and Heritage, Office of Sustainability, consulting firm EcoSTEPS of New South Wales and Western Region Environment Centre. Along with founding partner EPA Victoria, these organizations will help to bring Footprinting to new levels of influence in Australia.
 
We have also joined in partnership with organizations in North America including Global Living Project, Eco-Insurance Initiative, Institute for Environmental Security, and GPI Atlantic in Nova Scotia, Canada.
 
In Latin America, we are thrilled to welcome Mexico's Centro de Estudios Para La Sustentabilidad and Instituto de Ecologia Politica in Chile.
 
In Asia we are proud to welcome China's largest environmental organization, Global Village Beijing.
 
Finally, our alliance with WWF has expanded from WWF International to encompass all of WWF's national offices, worldwide. Our joint publication Living Planet Report 2004 will be released later this year.
 
This groundswell of support means that Global Footprint Network can now convene the Ecological Footprint community in an effort to align methodology and coordinate the important research necessary to make natural resource accounting a central tool for decision makers.
 
Learn more about partnership opportunities with the Global Footprint Network.