The Environmental Footprint Family - bringing clarity to the crowded field of footprint studies

In a new JRC-led article, leading global scientists bring existing environ-mental footprints into a single environmental footprint family that can be used to more accurately assess, and identify ways to ensure, local and planetary environmental sustainability.

They show how the combined environmental footprints relate to the nine planetary boundaries (the safe limits for the Earth system’s most critical processes), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem (WEFE) nexus.

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