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  • WS3_Footprint_Vandermosten

    1. 1. <ul><li>Use of the Ecological Footprint tool </li></ul><ul><li>by a Civil Society organisation </li></ul>Gert Vandermosten Policy worker VODO
    2. 2. Content <ul><li>VODO? </li></ul><ul><li>How is EF used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EF as awareness raising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EF as guide to behaviour change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EF as indicator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation EF </li></ul>
    3. 3. VODO? <ul><li>Flemish Platform on Sustainable Development (member Anped) </li></ul><ul><li>-> Members: Development ngo’s , Environmental ngo’s , peace movements, consumers, socio-cultural organisations </li></ul>
    4. 4. Ecological Footprint <ul><li>Amount of ha earth you need to fulfill your current lifestyle </li></ul>
    5. 5. EF awaireness raising <ul><li>Brochures, </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops: eg municipalities </li></ul><ul><li>Travelling exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>Schools: End Terms </li></ul><ul><li>-> Main Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge on EF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difference in EF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Small) tips on EF </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. EF and behaviour Change <ul><li>Different EF Scans/calculators </li></ul><ul><li>Campaigns to reduce global EF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students (the Bet) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Households </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trade Unions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firms, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Events (Rock Werchter) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socio-Ecol impact Jeans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.ecolife.be / wwf </li></ul>
    7. 7. EF as Indicator <ul><li>EF in national accounts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GDP + EF + social indicators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From EF to Ecological Debt </li></ul>
    8. 8. Value EF <ul><li>Easy to communicate -> excellent as education model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make population ‘ready’ for change </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But real (behaviour) change = minor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on ‘coconuts’ not ‘peanuts’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EF not equal Sustainability </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Easy to identify Bottlenecks (~LCA) </li></ul><ul><li>EF as indicator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential in national accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for Gender & Income diversification </li></ul></ul>
    10. 12. <ul><li>Backup slides </li></ul>
    11. 13. Model for SD

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