Ecological Footprint

China Ecological footprint
China Ecological footprint
© Susetta Bozzi / WWF China Beijing, China - Increasing consumption associated with economic growth and urbanization are placing growing pressure on China’s natural environment, reveals the 2012 edition of WWF’s China Ecological Footprint Report, a biennial survey on the country’s demand on nature. Produced…
Ecological Footprints Per Person
Ecological Footprints Per Person
New Report Looks at Africa’s Fast-Growing Ecological Footprint Dear Friends Global Footprint Network congratulates African Development Bank (AfDB) and WWF for The Africa Ecological Footprint Report: Green Infrastructure for Africa’s Ecological Security. This benchmark study of the health of Africa’s…
Ways to Reduce Ecological footprint at home
Ways to Reduce Ecological footprint at home
There seems to be a snowball effect when you start living your life more intentionally. For me, it started with money. I was desperate to get out of debt, so I looked for as many ways as I could to reduce our expenses. Eventually, that led me to natural health. Which led me to greener living. And that…
Ecological Footprints – how many Earths
Ecological Footprints – how many Earths
Last month, we unveiled a brand new action for the world’s largest environmental service campaign, A Billion Acts of Green®. We asked our followers to pledge to Slay Vampire Energy by unplugging household appliances when they’re not being used. As it turns out, appliances continue to consume energy and…
Ecological footprint for students
Ecological footprint for students
Community Contributor | Clancy Wolf, PhD – IslandWood, WA The other day as I walked along a sandy beach, I noticed a series of footprints from a bird. Two things struck me. First, that even a small bird weighing just a few ounces left a clear footprint showing where it had been. Second, I saw that the…
National Ecological footprint
National Ecological footprint
Newly published Global Footprint Network data show that high-income countries’ average demands on nature dropped sharply at the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008. In 2010 the per person Footprint started to grow again only in a few high-income countries as governments began spending billions…
Ecological footprint model
Ecological footprint model
The Happy Earth Index, discussed yesterday, relies on the ecological footprint to measure environmental sustainability. The footprint, widely regarded as “the world’s premier measure of humanity’s demand on nature, ” is defined as “the amount of biologically productive land and sea area needed to regenerate…
My Ecological footprint
My Ecological footprint
Xie Gaodi from the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences is the lead author of a recent research paper published in the journal Sustainability. He recently talked with Global Footprint Network about the unsustainability of giant cities…
Ecological footprint measures
Ecological footprint measures
Despite over $150 billion being spent annually in development globally, virtually nobody is tracking whether the achieved progress can last, or whether it is becoming increasingly fragile without the necessary access to nature’s resources. But this is changing. The United Nations Development Programme’s…