Presentation on theme: "Can Italy Succeed in the New Era of Biocapacity Constraints? Dr. Mathis Wackernagel April 8, 2011 – Agende 21 Locali Italiane."— Presentation transcript:
Can Italy Succeed in the New Era of Biocapacity Constraints? Dr. Mathis Wackernagel April 8, 2011 – Agende 21 Locali Italiane
Biocapacity Creditors and Biocapacity Debtors
Global Footprint = 1.5 Global Biocapacity Biocapacity Creditors and Biocapacity Debtors
Biocapacity: How much bioproductive area is available to us? Ecological Footprint: How much bioproductive area do we demand? Accounting Framework for Ecological Services
The Ecological Footprint CARBON footprint
Biocapacity per person Ecological Footprint
The Basic Equation Amount per year Yield = Area
The Basic Equation Amount per year Area = Yield Translate area from ha into global ha…
Components of the Footprint Cropland Fishing Grounds Carbon Footprint Grazing Land Forest Built Area
Humanitys Ecological Footprint (1961 onwards)
Most of the carbon debate communicates about global Tragedy of the commons Is this a useful perspective?
EITHER: ~ 2°C 450 ppm? OR: 1700 ppm Tragedy of the Commons? Yes, but… X 350 ppm?
Ecological Footprint Biocapacity per person Italy
Italys Ecological Deficit Italys relative GDP per capita (compared to World)
Ecological Footprint per person Biocapacity per person Deficit ITALY 2007
Ecological Creditors and Ecological Debtors in Europe Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity PER CAPITA, HU DKAT DE ES RO SE CH IT PT NL FR PO GR RU BE FI UK IR SK CZ BY RS UA
Ecological Creditors and Ecological Debtors in Africa Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity PER CAPITA, MW CGAO Alge. CI SD ZM UG ML NE MG ET MZ KE RW BF GH ZA MA EG NG CM TZ ZW
Preparing for resource constraints is in overwhelming self-interest of cities and countries. (much more so than for individuals or companies…)
The Ecological Footprint and biocapacity (per capita) of three countries from A country runs an if its Footprint exceeds what its ecosystems can renew. The deficit is made up through net-imports, net-carbon emissions to the global atmosphere, or local resource degradation. Switzerland Ecological Footprint Biocapacity per person Uganda Iran Biocapacity per person Ecological Footprint ecological deficit
Ecological Creditors and Ecological Debtors in MENA Ecological Footprint and Biocapacity PER CAPITA,
Houston, you have a problem..
were working on national govs offical national gov Footprint studies (2011) WBCSD UNDP EP and EC UNEP Green Econ. SEEA (?)
Summary The planet has limits. Do you know how much biocapacity you have? and how much you use? Blindness costs lives & opportunities. Economic stability and competitiveness depends on managing eco-deficits