Sharing Nature's Interest : Ecological Footprints as an Indicator of Sustainability
Nicky Chambers, Craig Simmons, Mathis WackernagelISBN: 1853837393;
Ecological Footprinting is rapidly being adopted as the most effective and practical way to meaure our impact on the environment--in both large and small scale planning and development. Government agencies, NGO's, local authorities, planners, and managers are all turning to it since without a way of measuring consequences wecannot hope to live within the environmental resources available. SHARING NATURE'S INTEREST provides a simple and straightforward introduction to ecological footprint analysis, showing how it can be done, and how to measure the "footprints" of activities, lifestyles, organizations, and regions. Case studies clearly illustrate its effectiveness at national. organizational, individual, and product levels. An invaluable resource for anyone attempting to understand or quantify human impacts on the environment.
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