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"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

Le Jour du Dépassement de la France tombe le 5 mai

OAKLAND, États-Unis, 5 Mai 24, 2018 – Si l’humanité menait le style de vie des Français, le Jour du Dépassement Planétaire serait aujourd’hui, selon Global Footprint Network, un organisme de recherche international. Le Jour du Dépassement Planétaire est la date... 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 and Biocapacity Accounts 2018 Edition, which launched Monday, April 9, in Europe and will launch Monday, April 16, in the United States. In... 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