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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.

Global Footprint Network joins UNEP Biodiversity Indicators Partnership

Global Footprint Network is pleased to announce its participation in the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP). 2010BIP is a new initiative of the United Nations Environment Program World Conservation Monitoring Centre that brings together over 40 organizations to "achieve by 2010 a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss." The target was adopted by over 190 of the world's governments at the meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2001, and endorsed by the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002.

Twenty two indicators in seven focus areas have been proposed to measure progress towards this target. The Ecological Footprint has been included as an indicator for determining "sustainable use" of biodiversity.
The partnership will provide resources to help to further develop the Ecological Footprint and the twenty one other chosen indicators, and will help coordinate these biodiversity indicators, allowing for a more comprehensive and consistent monitoring and assessment of global biodiversity.
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Read more about the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership and the other indicators