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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.

Advisory Council
E.O. Wilson
Manfred Max-Neef
Rhodri Morgan
Wangari Maathai
David Suzuki
Emil Salim
Julia Marton-Lefèvre
William E. Rees
Lester Brown
Jorgen Randers
M S Swaminathan
Daniel Pauly
Eric Garcetti
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
Michael Meacher
Karl-Henrik Robèrt
Will Steffen
Dominique Voynet
Fabio Feldman
Oscar Arias
Herman E. Daly
Peter Raven
Mick Bourke

"Eventually, the world will no longer be divided by the ideologies of 'left' and 'right,' but by those who accept ecological limits and those who don't."
- Wolfgang Sachs, Wuppertal Institute

Book Review: Collapse: How Societies Choose or Fail to Succeed, by Jared Diamond
For the first time in history, human society as a whole is facing the possibility of ecological collapse. In Jared Diamond's new book, the Pulitzer Prize winning author presents the reasons why certain human populations throughout history have experienced collapse. He explores the factors, often based in ecological limits, that led to the collapse and explores why populations fail to see collapse coming or if they do, why they often fail to act.
Listen to Radio Interview: The Ecological Footprint
Susan Burns, Global Footprint Network talks about the Ecological Footprint and how each of us can participate in moving sustainability forward. Susan's interview aired on "Wildoak Living" which airs on KZYX, a community radio station serving Northern California.
State of Denial, Wins Journalistic Award
Tom Knudson, author of State of Denial, a groundbreaking series that traces the resource flows needed to support the average Californian's lifestyle was presented the Global 2004 Reuters-IUCN Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting at the Bangkok IUCN congress in November.
Country of Wales Launches its Ecological Footprint Report
The Country of Wales has embarked on a remarkable effort to transform its economy by adopting policies and incentives that allow citizens to reduce their Footprints. Following a detailed review of resource flows and policy options, led by Global Footprint Network partners WWF and SEI, the government is educating the public and taking important steps toward sustainability. Read more about what Wales is doing at www.footprintwales.org.
Partnership with University of Sydney
One of Australia's leading advocates of the Ecological Footprint tool, the Integrated Sustainability Analysis program at University of Sydney, have joined as partners of Global Footprint Network. The Integrated Sustainability Analysis program calculates comprehensive Ecological Footprints for companies, government agencies and NGOs.