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Making sustainability real with the Ecological Footprint


27 April 2006

 

Mathis Wackernagel
Mathis Wackernagel

Are we running out of planet? Was Malthus wrong? Do economies self-correct or self-destruct when operating as if resources are limitless? In the Western world we are constantly told we consume a great deal more of the earth’s resources than a person in China, but how is this measured and what do we do once we know this? In a lecture last night Mathis Wackernagel, co-creator of the Ecological Footprint concept explored these questions and demonstrated how this tool addresses these issues, and can help in better management of our ecological assets.

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This lecture was part of the Sydney Ideas series.


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