One planet budgeting with the ecological footprint: opportunities and limitations



by Mathis Wackernagel, Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (Iddri), 2006
Language : English

Are we running out of planet? Do economies self-correct or self-destruct when operating as if resources are limitless? Can everyone on this planet live like a Sudanese? A Sri Lankan? A Swede? The Ecological Footprint allows decision makers to explore these questions. It also supports business managers in turning the challenges of global competition for limited resources, new environmental regulations, and consumer demand for greener products into business opportunities.

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Wackernagel,Mathis. 2006. One planet budgeting with the ecological footprint: opportunities and limitations. Idées pour le débat 11/2006. http://www.iddri.org/Publications/Collections/Idees-pour-le-debat/id_0611_wackernagel.pdf.

External links

This summary introduces the concept. More specific details on how the Footprint can be applied are available at: www.footprintnetwork.org/casestudies