Co-creator of Ecological Footprint accounting and Founder of Global Footprint Network
Principal Expert Environment & Sustainability for Janssen Pharmaceutica
Climate change is not the problem: designing our path to one-planet prosperity is the one choice we have yet to make
On the 22nd of September 2021
From 18H45 to 19H15 (CEST)
Although the massive overuse of ecological resources still barely carries any financial weight, this overshoot cannot persist. The consequence of continuing down the path of depleting resource stocks and overloading waste sinks (such as the atmosphere with GHG) is that markets will not adjust smoothly, but rather be faced with disruption. But are we resigned to one-planet misery? Or can we choose to design our path to one-planet prosperity, where all thrive within the ecological budget of our planet?
Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D. co-created Ecological Footprint accounting and founded Global Footprint Network, a think-tank focused on bringing about an economy in which all can thrive within the means of our one planet. His awards include the 2018 World Sustainability Award, the 2015 IAIA Global Environment Award, and the 2012 Blue Planet Prize.