Footprint Data Foundation with a database that aims to build a network of academic information on sustainability and biocapacity

The Footprint Data Foundation is a non-profit association that links the data produced at the academic level on sustainability and biocapacity and makes it available globally.

The basis is the data from the Global Footprint Network and the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Toronto, where the intention is to build a coalition of countries, supported by a rigorous academic information network on sustainability and biocapacity. With this information, countries, cities, companies, and citizens can understand the ecological dependencies and the risks of exposure, managing their transition to a more sustainable world.

The FoDaFo foundation (Footprint Data Foundation) started in September 2017 and has already achieved some important milestones, including the use of information to calculate Earth Overload Day, which this year takes place on August 22, when natural resources are exhausted.

Ecological footprint calculations remain the only metrics that help calculate resource consumption and the rate of renewal, and the metric that total consumption exceeds 75% of the renewal rate is daunting, so all efforts are relevant.


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