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Switzerland

In December 2006, Switzerland became the first country in the world to complete a review of its National Footprint Accounts. The government published the review as a report titled Switzerland’s Ecological Footprint—A Contribution to the Sustainability Debate. INFRAS, a leading Swiss policy... Read More

Guiding sustainability in Montenegro

In the wake of last month’s elections in Montenegro, we are confident the new government will maintain its commitment to the 3.5-year-long process of revising the country’s National Strategy for Sustainable Development (NSSD), which, through many consultations with diverse stakeholders,... Read More

How Switzerland made history with green economy vote

This weekend, Switzerland made world history, even though not as much as we would have liked. Switzerland was the first country to vote on whether to implement a green economy. The green economy ballot initiative encouraged resource efficiency and implementation... Read More

Can China transform into an ecological civilization?

Creating an economy that operates in harmony with nature is the centerpiece of China President Xi Jinpig’s vision of transforming the country into an ecological civilization. Can China become such a civilization? To find out, we engaged with the Province... Read More

Can the UK survive on its own?

In the wake of the stunning Brexit vote results, we ask, what does it take to the support the UK’s demand for natural resources? Consider this:   The UK’s forest land only covers 3% of UK resident’s demand for forest... Read More

Imagine happiness treading lightly on the Earth

How did you celebrate UN World Happiness Day last Sunday? All of us had plenty to chew on with the release of the World Happiness Report 2016—the fourth edition since 2012. Prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, an international... Read More