Global Footprint Network (2021): Earth Overshoot Day
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. In 2021, Earth Overshoot Day lands on July 29. This is according to calculations by the Global Footprint Network.
In order not to push the earth beyond its carrying capacity, global CO2 emissions and resource consumption must be significantly reduced. A study by the International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategies (IINAS) commissioned by the Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU) shows where the potential for sustainable use of raw materials is greatest.