In October, in conjunction with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Global Footprint Network released India’s Ecological Footprint: A Business Perspective. Launched at a major sustainability conference, the report has garnered widespread attention within India’s business community, and has spawned conversations with industry groups looking to be leaders in the shift towards a sustainable economy.
In November, Global Footprint Network, along with WWF Hong Kong, released a report on the Ecological Footprint of Hong Kong and how it compares to resource demand in China and the world. The report found Hong Kong residents have an Ecological Footprint twice that typical for China as a whole. Hong Kong also has one of the largest per capita ecological deficits in the world.
In June, Global Footprint Network released the Report on the Ecological Footprint in China, produced with WWF and CCICED, an international high-level advisory council to the Chinese government. The report found that China’s Ecological Footprint has quadrupled in the last four decades, with the country now demanding more from the planet than any nation except the U.S.
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment has conducted a research collaboration with Global Footprint Network and has completed a review of Japan’s National Footprint Accounts. The Ecological Footprint is now a part of Japan’s Basic Environmental Plan.
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