Sharing Nature's Interest: Ecological Footprints as an Indicator of Sustainability

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Routledge, Jan 14, 2014 - Nature - 206 pages
Ecological footprinting is rapidly being adopted as an effective and practical way to measure our impact on the environment - in both large- and small-scale planning and development. This is an introduction to ecological footprint analysis, showing how it can be done, and how to measure the footprints of activities, lifestyles, organizations and regions. Case studies illustrate its effectiveness at national, organizational, individual and product levels.
 

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Contents

1 Redefining progress
1
2 Indicating progress
15
3 Footprinting foundations
35
4 Footprinting fundamentals
59
5 From activities to impacts
79
6 Twenty questions about ecological footprinting
107
7 Global and national footprints
117
8 Regional footprinting
133
10 Footprinting for product assessment
153
11 Footprinting lifestyles how big is your ecological garden?
163
12 Next steps
171
Annexe 1 A Primer on Thermodynamics
173
Conversion Tables
175
Glossary
177
Index
179
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9 Assessing the impact of organizations and services
145

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Nicky Chambers and Craig Simmons are co-founders and directors of Best Foot Forward, a leading UK environmental consultancy. Mathis Wackernagel is a programme director of Redefining Progress in the US, coordinator of the Centre for Sustainability Studies in Mexico and co-author of Our Ecological Footprint.

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