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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 the coronavirus, has reduced carbon emissions and resource demand significantly over the last months. This has led to a temporary... Read More

What COVID-19 teaches us about resource security

When hospitals in a high-income country like Italy quickly became overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients last February and as tensions were mounting over a shortage of sanitary masks with neighboring European countries like France, many of us suddenly encountered what our... Read More

How will COVID-19 affect the date of Earth Overshoot Day 2020?

Humanity’s efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting economic slowdown, have reduced humanity’s Footprint. However, this is a far cry from the intentional changes we strive for. At Global Footprint Network, we envision a world where humanity transitions... Read More

The Fish Game and other fun online educational resources

Are you sheltering-and-educating-in-place due to COVID-19? We know this can be a challenging time trying to keep our lives together while, quite literally, saving the world from the confines of our homes. We recognize the need for free online educational... Read More

Le Jour du Dérèglement nous met-t-il sur la bonne piste ?

par Mathis Wackernagel, fondateur et President, Global Footprint Network Les Français ont désormais l’habitude. Chaque année à une date précise, les habitants de la planète sont informés qu’ils ont dépassé le budget écologique pour l’année. C’est le Jour du Dépassement.... Read More

The business case for one-planet prosperity

UPDATE: Read the op-ed by Mathis Wackernagel, founder and president of Global Footprint Network, and Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO and chairman of Schneider Electric, in the magazine Fortune.   Ahead of Earth Overshoot Day this July 29, Schneider Electric, the leader in... Read More