Tracing the footsteps of the Ecological Footprint

In June we were honoured to interview the co-creators of the ecological footprint concept, Bill Rees and Mathis Wackernagel, for an upcoming Thought Leaders feature for the International Institute for Sustainable Development, based in Canada.

We asked Wackernagel and Rees what it felt like to be the creative force behind an influential global movement for measuring our ‘footprint’ or impact on the finite resources of the planet.

They said that the world is divided into ecological debtors and ecological creditors and that success in the 21st century will belong to the ecological creditors. You can see the full interviews here …

bill rees 1Bill Rees, Eco-Footprints and the Ecosphere

mathis wackernagel 2Mathis Wackernagel, Eco-Footprints and Opportunities

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  1. Jenna Lee says:

    It’s always amazed me at how the majority of the population continue to pay so little attention to the ecological crises in the world. There are so many articles and blogs about it, and yet people continue to constantly pollute the Earth we live on. Is there a chance that we can reverse Global Warming? i heard that the damage is done, and we can’t do anything about it.

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