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

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

by Nicky Chambers, Mathis Wackernagel, Craig Simmons
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1853837385

ISBN-13: 9781853837388

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853837388
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Redefining Progress
• Indicating Progress
• Footprinting Foundations
• Footprinting Fundamentals
• From Activities to Impacts
• Twenty Questions About Ecological Footprinting
• Global and National Footprints
• Regional Footprinting
• Assessing the Impact of Organizations and Services
• Footprinting for Product Assessment
• Footprinting Lifestyles - How Big is Your Ecological Garden?
• Next Steps
• Annexe 1 - A Primer on Thermodynamics
• Conversion Tables
• Glossary
• Index

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