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New research to support sustainable fishing in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean consumes 70 per cent more fish than the global average and nearly all (93 per cent) Mediterranean fish stocks are over-fished. Global Footprint Network is collaborating with WWF’s Marine Initiative and other partners to encourage sustainable small-scale fishing... Read More

Como o berço de Portugal adotou a Pegada Ecológica

[Read in English] A cidade de Guimarães é o berço de Portugal. Localizada no Norte do país, Guimarães foi a primeira capital de Portugal no século XII e, mais recentemente, em 2011, o seu centro histórico foi declarado Património Mundial... Read More

Three Visualizations of Footprint Trends, 1961-2014

We used the Google data platform to create visualizations of three trends from our new National Footprint Accounts 2018 Edition, which launched Monday, April 9, in Europe and will launch Monday, April 16, in the United States. In the first... Read More

Has humanity’s Ecological Footprint reached its peak?

Humanity’s total Ecological Footprint—a measure of global demand for natural resources—remained virtually constant in 2014 compared to 2013, according to new data released by Global Footprint Network today at an event at Oxford University. In another positive sign, the global... Read More

5 Things you didn't know about Ireland

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! With Ireland on our minds, we wanted to share a few Footprint facts about the Emerald Isle. We would need 2.8 planets if everyone in the world used natural resources at the same rate as Ireland.... Read More