Research

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

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

Olympics Data Story: North & South Korea

As the PyeongChang Olympics come to a close, we thought it would be interesting to explore the Ecological Footprints and biocapacities of North and South Korea. Watch the latest installment of our Data Stories series. And please subscribe to our YouTube... Read More