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Lessons from the Coronavirus?

“COVID-19 teaches us that we are one biology. Hence our fates are intertwined. You protect everybody, by protecting yourself. The same holds true for climate and sustainability.” Who would have thought that the world would be transformed by a microscopic being: the human coronavirus 2019. The combined mass of all the COVID-19 viruses on our... View Full Blog Post

Solutions to #MoveTheDate

Effective solutions to #MoveTheDate of Earth Overshoot Day already exist.

We believe it is possible to speed up the launch of more projects around the world. How? By sharing knowledge of what works and bringing people together.  Explore and populate our new solutions platform, developed with the support of our Czech partner Mapotic.

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What future do we want?

By Mathis Wackernagel The radical slowdown of the global economy, due to humanity’s efforts to slow down the spread of...   More ›

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