Almada, Portugal, publicizes city Footprinting project results

On October 26, Global Footprint Network founder and president Mathis Wackernagel and director of the Mediterranean program Alessandro Galli were in Almada, Portugal, as the city publicly released the findings of its first-ever Ecological Footprint report. The public event kicked... Read More

Ecological Footprint Initiative begins with a bang!

By David Lin, Chief Science Officer, Global Footprint Network Earlier this month, Laurel Hanscom, Global Footprint Network CEO, and I led an intensive workshop on Ecological Footprint Accounting and production of the National Footprint Accounts to kickstart the Ecological Footprint... Read More

Capital cities in Latin America sign climate charter

By Laurel Hanscom, CEO, Global Footprint Network I lived in Ecuador for two years while I served in the Peace Corps and absolutely love the country. To say I was excited to be back there early this month is an understatement.... Read More

California hosted a high-level climate forum! Now what?

Climate change urges us to design our economy anew.  By Mathis Wackernagel, Co-founder and president, Global Footprint Network Yes, there was excitement. More than 4,000 governors, mayors, ministers, entrepreneurs, civil society organizations, and CEOs of some of the world’s biggest... Read More

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