earth overshoot
Earth Overshoot Day

Founding Year: 2006

Staff: 47

Budget: $1m (2019)

Mathis Wackernagel (President of GFN)

This day is hosted and calculated by the Global Footprint Network, “an international research organization that provides decision-makers with a menu of tools to help the human economy operate within Earth’s ecological limits.” The concept of Earth Overshoot Day was first conceived by Andrew Simms of the UK think tank New Economics Foundation, which “partnered with Global Footprint Network in 2006 to launch the first global Earth Overshoot Day campaign.”

Work areas:

Publications:

 

Earth Overshoot Day contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals


  Organization Type

  Geographic Foci

 Subjects

Related Content

Our world is amid multiple crises, aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.  This includes a crisis in education and learning, notably at K-12 levels, where many…

Introduction While fossil fuels continue to dominate energy production and consumption, the press of climate change has made it abundantly clear that the ecological costs of greenhouse gas emitting power…

The Global Dimension website was created by Reboot the Future, which aims to transform the World through conversations and connections. It is the UK’s global leading platform for global learning….