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Potential of the Ecological Footprint for Monitoring Environmental Impacts from Natural Resource Use

Potential of the Ecological Footprint for Monitoring Environmental Impacts from Natural Resource Use

Analysis of the potential of the Ecological Footprint and related assessment tools for use in the EU's Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

Best, Aaron, Stefan Giljum, Craig Simmons, Daniel Blobel, Kevin Lewis, Mark Hammer, Sandra Cavalieri, Stephan Lutter and Cathy Maguire. 2008. Potential of the Ecological Footprint for monitoring environmental impacts from natural resource use: Analysis of the potential of the Ecological Footprint and related assessment tools for use in the EU's Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources. Report to the European Commission, DG Environment.


Citation

Best, Aaron, Stefan Giljum, Craig Simmons, Daniel Blobel, Kevin Lewis, Mark Hammer, Sandra Cavalieri, Stephan Lutter and Cathy Maguire. 2008. Potential of the Ecological Footprint for monitoring environmental impacts from natural resource use: Analysis of the potential of the Ecological Footprint and related assessment tools for use in the EU's Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources. Report to the European Commission, DG Environment.

Language
English
Author(s)
Stefan Giljum (SERI)
Mark Hammer (SERI)
Stephan Lutter (SERI)
Craig Simmons (Best Food Forward)
Kevin Lewis (Best Food Forward)
Funding
Year
2008
Dimension
304 pp.
Project ID
968
Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Abstract
Executive Summary
1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Objectives of the project
1.3 Structure of this report
2 Policy Context for the Analysis
2.1 Sustainable Development Strategy
2.2 Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources (Resource Strategy)
2.3 Development of resource indicators
3 Analytical methodologies
3.1 RACER Analysis
3.2 Impact categories analysis
3.3 SWOT Analysis
4 Evaluation of the Ecological Footprint
4.1 The Ecological Footprint – methodology and application to be evaluated
4.2 RACER Analysis of the Ecological Footprint
4.3 SWOT Analysis of the Ecological Footprint
4.4 Research Agenda for the Ecological Footprint
4.5 Conclusions and Recommendations
5 Evaluation of the basket of tools
5.1 Objectives of the evaluation
5.2 RACER and impact analysis of alternative approaches
5.3 The basket of tools
5.4 RACER analysis of the basket of tools
5.5 Policy-oriented application of the basket
5.6 Communicating uncertainties and reducing risks
5.7 Research agenda for the basket
5.8 Conclusions and recommendations
6 References
Annex 1: Agenda for short/medium term improvements to the basket and its individual indicators: The Ecological Footprint
Annex 1a: Summary of the analysis and findings
Annex 1b: National Footprint Accounts: issues grid and references
Annex 1c: The research agenda in nine research proposals
Annex 1d: The research agenda Gantt chart
Annex 2: Pre-selection of alternative approaches
Annex 3: Detailed results of RACER evaluation