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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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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.
 
 


2004 National Accounts Released and Available!
 
The Global Footprint Network is pleased to announce the release of the 2004 Edition of the National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts. Covering 150 countries over the past 40 years, the National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts provide common and globally comparable results and conversion factors for Ecological Footprinting. The headline findings will be published by WWF International in the upcoming Living Planet Report 2004.
 
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The National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts (or just "National Accounts") form the engine that powers Ecological Footprinting. These accounts comprise the vast array of statistical data and the conversion formulas that enable calculation of the Ecological Footprint. Maintaining and improving these accounts is one of the key stewardship responsibilities of the Network.
 
The data sheets are available as a Project Edition, which provides comprehensive results, conversion factors and analysis for any chosen country or countries. Also soon to be available is a free Academic Edition which exposes the full calculation methodology for the world as a whole and a representative country. Project Edition pricing details are available on our web site. For ordering and more information, email data@footprintnetwork.org.