Teaching Building 4, Room 308
is the co-creator of the Ecological Footprint and CEO of Global Footprint
Network (www.footprintnetwork.org). Since 2003 this international think-tank
has engaged with more than 50 nations, 30 cities, and 70 global partners to
deliver scientific insights that have driven high-impact policy and investment
decisions. Together with its partners, Global Footprint Network focuses on
bringing about a sustainable human economy in which all can thrive within the
means of our one planet.
Selected Awards & Honors
Environment Award (2015)
Binding-Prize for Nature Conservation (2012)
Boulding Memorial Award (2012)
International Prize for the Environment (2011)
Honorary doctorate from the University
for Social Entrepreneurship
What does the Footprint do? Why does the Footprint matter?
How can I use it? What are its limitations?
Humanity’s demand on nature exceeds what the planet can renew by
over 68 percent. This is one of the prominent conclusions of Ecological
Footprint accounting, conceived by Mathis Wackernagel and his dissertation
advisor Bill Rees in the run-up to the 1992 Rio conference, and advanced ever
Dr. Mathis Wackernagel will show us how the widely used
‘Footprint,’ which quantifies human demand against what is available, helps us
build an Ecological Civilization.
Everyone who attends this course should watch
a famous TED talk called: Start with Why (https://youtu.be/qp0HIF3Sf14). It will help the first part of the
Ecological Footprint talk – about why would we want to look at Ecological