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Remembering two biodiversity thought-leaders

By Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D., Founder and President Along with the joy of Christmas came some sadness. We lost two dear advisors: Thomas Lovejoy and E.O. Wilson. My friendship with the amazing Tom Lovejoy began when he, Bill Rees, and I... Read More

COP-out: from MAD to SAD

by Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D. Mathis Wackernagel, founder and president of Global Footprint Network There is a misconception that COP26 in Glasgow did not produce concrete decisions. But it did. World leaders decided that it is not worth saving the Maldives.... Read More

The future of food: 10 “impossible imperatives”

by Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D., co-founder, and Marta Antonelli, Ph.D., Food Systems Project Lead, Global Footprint Network We are excited to initiate a multi-year collaboration exploring how to make the food system one-planet compatible. Our partners are Wageningen University and the Research Institute of... Read More

Ecobytes: Going nuts about cashews

This blog post is part of the Ecobytes series, where we explore interesting topics from Ecological Footprint and biocapacity data conducted and authored by our wonderful interns. This week, Samaya Rubio dives into data on cashews. Samaya is a blended... Read More

Ecobytes: What difference do electric vehicles truly make?

This blog post is part of the Ecobytes series, where we explore interesting topics from Ecological Footprint and biocapacity data conducted and authored by our wonderful interns. This week, Meghan Pletsch dives into data on electric vehicles. Meghan is a... Read More

Ecobytes: Beef and Brazil’s declining biocapacity

This blog post is part of the Ecobytes series, where we explore interesting topics from Ecological Footprint and biocapacity data conducted and authored by our wonderful interns. This week, Camille Kawawa-Beaudan dives into data on Brazilian beef. Camille, a recent... Read More

Forget about Climate Commitments…

By Mathis Wackernagel, Global Footprint Network In the third installment of our ongoing series “Three Decades & Counting: Insights from successes and failures in 30+ years of communicating about sustainability,” Mathis Wackernagel  discusses the importance of  making human wellbeing and... Read More