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Coverage of ecological footprint since July 12, 2021.

We cant engineer our way out of the climate crisis

"...There is no doubt that capital-S Sustainability has lost some of its polish in the last few years. Greenwashing, a term coined in 1986, is now so identifiable as a thing that it has its own Wikipedia page. Advocates of Sustainability now have to be more cautious in their claims: A dull realism has set in..."


Humans exact

"...The findings, published Thursday (June 29) in Communications Biology, suggest that people have a much broader impact on biodiversity, taking up to 300 times more prey species and causing outsized impacts on natural ecosystems. As a result, the ecological roles these overexploited species perform in ecosystems are under threat from human use..."


Trudeau government invests nearly $1 billion in new Ontario nuclear reactor

"...Once the SMR is completely built, OPG says it will avoid about 740,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year -- roughly the equivalent of gas emissions from 160,000 gas-powered cars..."


E-Tips: Your Ecological Footprint

"...Then, go to www. footprintcalculator. org to determine your own ecological footprint..."


New LED lights at Chilliwack Cultural Centre use less power while offering more flexibility

"...“The main goal was to help our environmental impact,” Brubaker said. “The last year we have suffered record-breaking wildfires, atmospheric rivers and catastrophic flooding. These disasters will have long-term and lasting effects and it is important that we recognize our impact on the planet..."


Columbia Basin students get hands-on learning about the environment

"...These are just a few of the many field trips, learning experiences, and opportunities students in Wildsight’s Beyond Recycling took part in this school year. More than 450 students across the Columbia Basin joined our in-depth environmental education program that takes students beyond the 3 R’s on a 24-week journey to explore and understand ecological footprints, waste, energy, climate change and food..."


Swiss high-schoolers came closest to Earth Overshoot Day

"...She started with having the students use the Footprint Calculator and discuss their results. “Their reactions always provide a great starting point for a rich conversation where we discuss terms and definitions that are essential to understanding what sustainability means,” she points out. Then she took them on a world tour of national Ecological Footprints, leading to the concept of Earth Overshoot Day and “guesstimating” its date for 2022..."


Sustainable fashion: How to shop affordably from the comfort of your home

"...Sustainable fashion includes everything from recycled fabrics to second-hand shopping. It's essentially the production and cycling of fashion products with the environment in mind. The goal of these practices is to protect the earth and reduce our environmental impact..."


LETTER: Canada must step up to meet challenge of climate change

"...By applying our research capacity and resources to accelerate a just transition to renewable energy, Canada could become a world leader in green technology. (Think jobs, jobs, jobs. ) And, we could enable developing nations (like India and Africa) to leapfrog the industrialization (use of fossil fuels) that has brought the world to the brink of climate collapse..."


Calgary Islamic Centre Starts Conservation Initiatives With New Environmental Committee Nature Canada

"...Qureshi mentioned that the committee would also like to make changes to how the building is used and what fixtures can be changed to help with environment and energy conservation.  ..."


Nelson's SMRT1 Technologies inks five-year smart-vending contract with UpMeals

"...This system is far from a standard high school vending machine. Technically speaking, SMRT1's product, SMRT1 POD, uses an interactive display screen on refrigerated vending machines that engages, informs and drives UpMeals' sales while offering secure transactions to the food retailer's customers..."


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GC LipidTech - Founder Series

"...GC LipidTech: Strives to develop cleantechsolution with microalgaes and provide the world with a multitude of sustainable, impactful and safe biotechnologies..."


A small farm future: The case for a society of local economies, with Chris Smaje

"...#smallfarmfuture #smallholdfarms #localag #agroecology #organic #ecology #climate #local #permaculture #perrenials #ecological economy #globalhectare ..."


Tomorrow's people and new technology, with Felix Dodds

"...He was the co-director of the 2014 and 2018 Nexus Conference on Water, Food, Energy, and Climate..."


Global Ecosystem Restoration with John D Liu

"...#ecosystemrestoration #regeneration #symbiosis #decadeofrestoration #restoration #permaculture #regenerativeagriculture #commongrounds #kisstheground #johndliu #ecosystemadvisor #ecology #un #filmaker #ChineseLoessPlateau #sekem ..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about ecological footprint relevant to the latest news.

Stock market development and environmental quality in EU member countries: a dynamic heterogeneous approach

"...However, to the best of my knowledge, there has been no research on the linkage between stock market development and environmental quality in the EU, while controlling for natural resource rents, trade openness and energy consumption at the same time..."


Bibliometric analysis of finance and natural resources: past trend, current development, and future prospects

"...This study proposes new avenues for further research concerning the resource-finance nexus, such as ecological footprint, sustainability, fiscal decentralization, green investment, energy prices, environmental quality, technological innovation, financial resource curse (especially the stock market resource curse), human capital, and renewable energy in policy development and sustainability towards the achievement of the SDGs..."


The impact of natural resource abundance on ecological footprint: evidence from Algeria

"...The QQR also reveals that economic growth, gross fixed capital formation, and urbanization have a positive effect on the ecological footprint in the majority of quantiles, with the exception of the lower quantiles of urbanization, where the effect is negative, indicating that the lowest degree of urbanization improved environmental quality in Algeria..."


Revisiting the nexus between digital trade, green technological innovation, and environmental sustainability in BRICS economies

"...Hence, this study determines the effect of digital trade (DGT) and green technological innovation (GTI) on environmental sustainability (ENS) by considering the role of renewable energy consumption (REC), globalization (GLOB), and economic growth (EG)..."


Estimating the effect of technological innovations on environmental degradation: empirical evidence from selected ASEAN and SAA

"...Several initiatives have been taken recently to achieve sustainable development goals via technological innovations and the adoption of renewable energy..."


The dynamic nexus between biocapacity, renewable energy, green finance, and ecological footprint: evidence from South Asian eco

"...Against this backdrop, this study explores the impact of economic growth, biocapacity, renewable energy use, natural resource rent, agricultural value-added, green finance and information and communication technology on the ecological footprint..."


Another look at the nexus between economic growth trajectory and emission within the context of developing country: fresh insig

"...Using quarterly frequency data for the case of Russia from 1992 to 2018, the present study explores the interaction between disaggregated energy consumption (renewable energy and non-renewable energy), trade flow and economic growth on a broader measure for environmental degradation (ecological footprint)..."


The role of green finance in mitigating climate change risks: a quantitative analysis of sustainable investments

"...Econometric methods like the Driscoll-Kraay standard error and other robustness test models are used to look into the links between political risk, green finance, the ecological footprint, and the economic complexity index..."


Technology transfer for green investments: exploring how technology transfer through foreign direct investments can contribute

"...A nonlinear link between foreign direct investments, trade openness, economic growth, urbanization, energy consumption, and environmental pollution with CO2, N2O, CH4, and ecological footprint in the OIC nations is confirmed by the study?s outcomes, which however reveals inconsistent results..."


Heterogeneous role of energy utilization, financial development, and economic development in ecological footprint: How far away

"...The ARDL results reveal that several factors such as energy consumption, financial development, urbanization, globalization, foreign direct investment, and population growth have a positive relationship with the ecological footprint in developed countries..."


Choosing the Most Suitable Antiseismic Device Technology for High-Rise Buildings, by Considering the Mechanical Response and En

"...The results showed that the use of energy dissipators provides the most satisfactory mechanical performance and leads to minimise both ecosystem quality and resource scarcity..."


Information and communication technology, institutional quality, and environmental sustainability in ASEAN countries

"...Hence, this study evaluates the effect of information and communication technology (ICT), institutional quality, economic growth, and energy consumption on ecological footprint under the environment Kuznets curve (EKC) framework in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries from 1990 to 2018..."