Insights - May 2019

EU Overshoot Day: Living beyond nature’s limits

If everybody in the world lived like the
average EU resident, we would have used
up nature’s budget for the year by the 10
May, and would need 2.8 planets. This is
unsustainable - we’re depleting natural
ecosystems at a faster rate than what can
be renewed. The solutions to reduce the EU’s
Ecological Footprint are at hand – but there
is only a narrow window for the EU to act.



(Source: WWF)