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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

Earth Overshoot Day 2019 is July 29th, the earliest ever

Available in additional languages OAKLAND, CA, USA — JUNE 26, 2019 — On July 29, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint. The Ecological... Read More

Humanity’s Ecological Footprint contracted between 2014-2016

But the respite may be short-lived, according to more recent carbon emissions data. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, APRIL 25, 2019—The 2019 edition of the National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts tracks the Ecological Footprint and biocapacity of all countries, using U.N. data, from... Read More

Ecological Footprint Solutions Livestream

WATCH THE RECORDED LIVESTREAM HERE The 2019 edition of the National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts is almost here! Join us in celebrating SOLUTIONS to bring them in balance! WHEN: April 24, 6:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m. PDT (GMT-7) WHERE: Your... Read More

"Why study for a future, which may not be there?"

By Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D., Co-founder and president, Global Footprint Network Greta Thunberg stunned the COP Climate Conference in Poland in December 2018 with her clarity and honesty. Just 15 years old, she told the UN—”You say you love your children... Read More

2018 Highlights

As we greet the New Year, we look back at 2018 with gratitude. It has been a year of profound transformation and record impact. The 13th Earth Overshoot Day, on August 1st, received 3 billion media impressions in more than... Read More