MO* Lecture, Brussels, 10th October 2012Responding to Ecological OvershootProf. Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, EEA
12 July 2012 – 97% of Greenlands surface ice melting
Reasons for reaching Ecologicial Overshoot Day
Green Growth -- more growth in Quantity?From less is more  to do more with lessRESOURCE EFFICIENCY                       ...
Our diagnosis: this is not sustainable
EU27 imports and exports of materials
Share of imports in EU-27 materials consumptionfor selected materials
Europeans consume...                              17 % of world meat output            13 % of world energy output        ...
Europe’s footprintSource: EEA, based on data from the Global Footprint Network
Food and drink, housing and mobility create the greatestpressures on the environment: the European picture                ...
How much can recycling contribute to consumption ofmaterials in Europe?Source: EEA, based on Eurostat data
Pathways for the future
A green economy  An economy in which policies and innovations enable  society to use resources efficiently, enhancing huma...
Managing natural capital and ecosystem services:improving resource efficiency and ensure resilience        Ecosystem      ...
Beyond GDP - progress•   Stiglitz-Fitoussi-Sen Commission    (2009) and EC’s ‘Beyond GDP’    initiative indicates that it ...
Beyond GDP - progress•   GPI - genuine progress indicator•   R-ISEW - Regional Index of    Sustainable Economic Well-being...
Natural Capital
Social and Cultural Capital
Human Capital
Building capital
Imaginative capital
Thank youProf. Jacqueline McGladeExecutive Director, EEA
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Op woensdag 10 oktober 2012 vond in de Beursschouwburg in Brussel een boeiende MO*lezing plaats met als titel ‘Een groene economie binnen de grenzen van onze planeet’. Sprekers waren de internationaal gerenommeerde milieu-experts Jacqueline McGlade en Joachim Spangenberg. Dit is de presentatie van Jacqueline McGlade.

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Presentatie MO*lezing jacqueline mcglade over Een groene economie binnen de grenzen van onze planeet

  1. 1. MO* Lecture, Brussels, 10th October 2012Responding to Ecological OvershootProf. Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, EEA
  2. 2. 12 July 2012 – 97% of Greenlands surface ice melting
  3. 3. Reasons for reaching Ecologicial Overshoot Day
  4. 4. Green Growth -- more growth in Quantity?From less is more  to do more with lessRESOURCE EFFICIENCY 20th Century Population 4X Global freshwater withdrawals 3X Economic Output 22X Fossil fuel consumption 14X OECD
  5. 5. Our diagnosis: this is not sustainable
  6. 6. EU27 imports and exports of materials
  7. 7. Share of imports in EU-27 materials consumptionfor selected materials
  8. 8. Europeans consume... 17 % of world meat output 13 % of world energy output 10 % of world apparel output ...whilst having a 7% global share of populationSources: U.S. Census Bureau; Enerdata; FAO
  9. 9. Europe’s footprintSource: EEA, based on data from the Global Footprint Network
  10. 10. Food and drink, housing and mobility create the greatestpressures on the environment: the European picture Eating and drinking 16 % of GHG emissions 34 % of material use Housing and infrastructures 31 % of GHG emissions 22 % of material use Mobility 26 % of GHG emissions 14 % of material use Source: EEA
  11. 11. How much can recycling contribute to consumption ofmaterials in Europe?Source: EEA, based on Eurostat data
  12. 12. Pathways for the future
  13. 13. A green economy An economy in which policies and innovations enable society to use resources efficiently, enhancing human well-being in an inclusive manner, while maintaining the natural systems that sustain us.
  14. 14. Managing natural capital and ecosystem services:improving resource efficiency and ensure resilience Ecosystem Economy (natural capital) (produced capital) goal: ensure goal: improve ecosystem resilience resource efficiencyGREENECONOMY Human well-being (social and human capital) goal: enhance social equity and fair burden-sharing
  15. 15. Beyond GDP - progress• Stiglitz-Fitoussi-Sen Commission (2009) and EC’s ‘Beyond GDP’ initiative indicates that it is feasible to measure progress across the economic, social and environmental domains by using a basket of interlinked, coherent indicators.• National initiatives like the Gross National Happiness Index of Bhutan
  16. 16. Beyond GDP - progress• GPI - genuine progress indicator• R-ISEW - Regional Index of Sustainable Economic Well-being• Source: http://www.beyond-gdp.eu/
  17. 17. Natural Capital
  18. 18. Social and Cultural Capital
  19. 19. Human Capital
  20. 20. Building capital
  21. 21. Imaginative capital
  22. 22. Thank youProf. Jacqueline McGladeExecutive Director, EEA

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