Impact

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

Six cities in Portugal sign on to Footprint initiative

Imagine if a city’s funding from the national government were calculated based on its Ecological Footprint and available resources. That’s a novel concept that will be tested by six cities in Portugal as part of a three-year project with Global... Read More

Switzerland

Updated November 11, 2020 In December 2006, Switzerland became the first country to work with Global Footprint Network to examine and understand its Ecological Footprint and biocapacity results. Since then, more than a dozen other countries have followed suit. The... Read More

Guiding sustainability in Montenegro

In the wake of last month’s elections in Montenegro, we are confident the new government will maintain its commitment to the 3.5-year-long process of revising the country’s National Strategy for Sustainable Development (NSSD), which, through many consultations with diverse stakeholders,... Read More

United Arab Emirates

When Global Footprint Network reported that the United Arab Emirates was the country with the largest per capita Ecological Footprint in the world (at almost 12 global hectares, Living Planet Report 2006), government leaders were determined to learn why. The... Read More

Cloughjordan leads the way toward sustainable living

If everyone on Earth lived the lifestyle of the Cloughjordan Ecovillage, we would be remarkably close to living within the budget of our planet’s ecological resources. Researcher Vince Carragher’s bottom-up Ecological Footprint accounting methodology helps residents stay on track. Seven... Read More