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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

Image from Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education 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... Read More

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

par Mathis Wackernagel, fondateur et President, Global Footprint Network Mathis Wackernagel 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... 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

Mathis vs. Malthus:

Can countries escape the resource trap?

By Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D. Humanity has achieved so much, including rising longevity around the world, hyper-connectivity, easy and cheap access to information, incredibly safe mobility. Yet there are critical arenas in which progress is so slow that it is starting... Read More