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Global Footprint Network
Global Footprint Network, founded in 2003, is an independent think tank originally based in the United States, Belgium and Switzerland. It was established as a charitable nonprofit organization, not-for-profit organization in each of those three countries. Global Footprint Network develops and promotes tools for advancing sustainability, including the ecological footprint and biocapacity, which measure the amount of resources we use and how much we have. These tools aim at bringing ecological limits to the center of decision-making. Work Global Footprint Network's goal is to create a future where all humans can live well, within the means of one planet Earth. The organization is headquartered in Oakland, California, Oakland, California. The Network brings together over 70 partner organizations, including Worldwide Fund for Nature, WWF International, ICLEI, Bank Sarasin, The Pictet Group, the New Economics Foundation, Pronatura México, and the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi. N ...
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World Map Of Countries By Ecological Deficit (2013)
In its most general sense, the term "world" refers to the totality of entities, to the whole of reality or to everything that is. The nature of the world has been conceptualized differently in different fields. Some conceptions see the world as unique while others talk of a "plurality of worlds". Some treat the world as one simple object while others analyze the world as a complex made up of many parts. In '' scientific cosmology'' the world or universe is commonly defined as " e totality of all space and time; all that is, has been, and will be". '' Theories of modality'', on the other hand, talk of possible worlds as complete and consistent ways how things could have been. ''Phenomenology Phenomenology may refer to: * Empirical research, when used to describe measurement methods in some sciences * An empirical relationship or phenomenological model * Phenomenology (architecture), based on the experience of building materials and the ...'', starting from the horizon of co- ...
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York University
York University (french: Université York), also known as YorkU or simply YU, is a public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, or organisation (English in the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth Engli ... research university A research university is a university A university ( la, universitas, 'a whole') is an educational institution, institution of higher education, higher (or Tertiary education, tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in va ... in Toronto Toronto (, ) is the capital city of the Provinces and territories of Canada, Canadian province of Ontario. With a recorded population of 2,731,571 in 2016 in 2016, it is the List of the largest municipalities in Canada by population, most p ..., Ontario ("Loyal she began, loyal she remains") , Label_map = yes , image_map ...
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Sustainable Development
Sustainable development is an organizing principle for meeting Human development (economics), human development goals while also sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services on which the economy and society depend. The desired result is a state of society where living conditions and resources are used to continue to meet human needs without undermining the integrity and stability of the natural system. Sustainable development can be defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability goals, such as the current UN-level Sustainable Development Goals, address the global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice. While the modern concept of sustainable development is derived mostly from the 1987 Brundtland Report, it is also rooted in earlier ideas about sustainable fo ...
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Human Overpopulation
Human overpopulation (or human population overshoot) is the concept of a human population becoming too large to be sustained by its environment or resources in the long term. The idea is usually discussed in the context of world population In demography, demographics, the world population is the total number of humans currently living, and was estimated to have exceeded 7.9 billion people . It took over 2 million years of prehistory, human prehistory and human history, history fo ..., though it may also concern regions. Human population growth Population growth is the increase in the number of people in a population Population typically refers the number of people in a single area whether it be a city or town, region, country, or the world. Governments typically quantify the size ... has increased in recent centuries due to medical advancements and improved agricultural productivity Agricultural productivity is measured as the ratio of agricultural Agric ...
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Demography
Demography (from prefix ''demo-'' from Ancient Greek Ancient Greek includes the forms of the used in and the from around 1500 BC to 300 BC. It is often roughly divided into the following periods: (), Dark Ages (), the period (), and the period (). Ancient Greek was the language of an ... δῆμος (''dēmos'') meaning 'the people', and ''-graphy'' from γράφω (''graphō'') meaning 'writing, description or measurement') is the statistical study A statistical hypothesis is a hypothesis that is testable on the basis of Observable variable, observed data statistical model, modelled as the realised values taken by a collection of random variables. A set of data is modelled as being realised ... of population Population typically refers the number of people in a single area whether it be a city or town, region, country, or the world. Governments typically quantify the size of the resident population within their jurisdiction by a process called a ...
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Carrying Capacity
The carrying capacity of an Natural environment, environment is the maximum population size of a biological species that can be sustained by that specific environment, given the food, habitat, Drinking water, water, and other resources available. The carrying capacity is defined as the Environment (biophysical), environment's maximal load, which in population ecology corresponds to the population equilibrium, when the number of deaths in a population equals the number of births (as well as immigration and emigration). The effect of carrying capacity on population dynamics is modelled with a logistic function. Carrying capacity is applied to the maximum population an environment can support in ecology, agriculture and Fishery, fisheries. The term carrying capacity has been applied to a few different processes in the past before finally being applied to population limits in the 1950s. Origins In terms of population dynamics, the term 'carrying capacity' was not explicitly used in 1838 ...
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Ecological Footprint
The ecological footprint is a method promoted by the Global Footprint Network Global Footprint Network, founded in 2003, is an independent think tank A think tank, or policy institute, is a research institute A research institute, research centre, or research center is an establishment founded for doing research. Resear ... to measure human demand on natural capital on "natural capital" and "balancing the budget of our resources" File:Fires along the Rio Xingu, Brazil - NASA Earth Observatory.jpg, Fires along the Rio Xingu, Brazil - NASA Earth Observatory. Loss of natural capital assets may have significant ..., i.e. the quantity of nature it takes to support people or an economy. It tracks this demand through an ecological accounting system. The accounts contrast the biologically productive area people use for their consumption to the biologically productive area available within a region or the world (biocapacity The biocapacity or biological capacity of an ecosyste ...
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André Hoffmann (businessman)
André Hoffmann (born 31 May 1958 in Basel, Switzerland) is a Swiss businessman, environmentalist and philanthropist. The great-grandson of Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche who founded the drug company Roche Holding in 1896, he currently is the vice-chairman of the company. As a philanthropist, he has been an advocate for sustainability and environmental protection, serving as International Vice-President of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) from 2007 to 2017. Early life Born on 31 May 1958, André Hoffmann is the son of Daria Hoffmann-Razumovsky and Luc Hoffmann, a conservationist and philanthropist. He studied economics at the University of St. Gallen, and holds an MBA from INSEAD, completed in 1990. Career In 1991, André Hoffmann joined Nestlé UK. Three years later, he established a family office specialized in wealth management. In 1996, he became a member of the board of Hoffmann-La Roche, Roche holding, the world's second-largest pharmaceutical company, established by hi ...
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Keith Tuffley
Keith may refer to: Arts and entertainment * Keith (singer), an American singer * Keith (film), ''Keith'' (film), an independent film directed by Todd Kessler * ''Keith and The Girl'', an Internet podcast hosted by Keith Malley * Keith (album), 2019 studio album by American recording artist Kool Keith People * Keith (given name) * Keith (surname) * Keith (singer), an American singer * Keith (Voltron), Keith (''Voltron''), a fictional character in ''Voltron'' media franchise * Baron Keith, a line of Scottish barons in the late 18th century * Clan Keith, a Scottish clan associated with lands in northeastern and northwestern Scotland Places Scotland * The Barony of Keith in East Lothian, its caput being Keith Marischal * Keith, Moray, a town in the Moray Council Area, from which many of the other places outside Scotland take their names ** Keith railway station * Keith Inch, beside Peterhead Bay in the Aberdeenshire Council Area (from 1975 to 1996 in the Grampian Region) United S ...
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University Of Bern
The University of Bern (german: Universität Bern, french: Université de Berne, la, Universitas Bernensis) is a university in the Switzerland, Swiss capital of Bern and was founded in 1834. It is regulated and financed by the Canton of Bern. It is a comprehensive university offering a broad choice of courses and programs in eight faculty (division), faculties and some 150 institutes. With around 18,576 students, the University of Bern is the third largest university in Switzerland. Organization The University of Bern operates at three levels: university, faculties and institutes. Other organizational units include interfaculty and general university units. The university's highest governing body is the Senate, which is responsible for issuing statutes, rules and regulations. Directly answerable to the Senate is the University Board of Directors, the governing body for university management and coordination. The Board comprises the Rector, the Vice-Rectors and the Administrati ...
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Mathis Wackernagel
Mathis Wackernagel is a Switzerland, Swiss-born sustainability advocate. He is President of Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in Oakland, California; Brussels, Belgium, and Geneva, Switzerland. The think-tank is a non-profit that focuses on developing and promoting Metric (mathematics), metrics for sustainability. After earning a degree in mechanical engineering from the ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, he completed his Ph.D. in community planning, community and regional planning at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in 1994. There, in his doctoral dissertation under Professor William Rees (academic), William Rees, he worked with Rees in developing Rees' ecological footprint concept and further developed the methodology for it. He has worked on sustainability issues for organizations in Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia and Australia. Wackernagel previously served as the director of ...
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Earth Overshoot Day
Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) is the calculated illustrative calendar date on which humanity's resource consumption Resource consumption is about the consumption (economics), consumption of non-renewable resource, non-renewable, or less often, renewable resources. Specifically, it may refer to: * water consumption * energy consumption ** electric energy consumpt ... for the year exceeds Earth Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbour and support life. 29.2% of Earth's surface is land consisting of continents and islands. The remaining 70.8% is Water distribution on Earth, covered wi ...’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year. The term " overshoot" represents the level by which human population's demand overshoots the sustainable Sustainability is the capacity to endure in a relatively ongoing way across various domains of life. In the 21st century The 21st (twenty-first) century is the current century A ce ...
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