That is startling and alarming.
Although it may be overwhelming to think about the various impacts of global ecological overshoot such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and extreme weather events, thriving lives within the means of our planet are not out of reach.
Let’s take Switzerland’s 2022 overshoot day, for example, using the 2022 edition:
– The Ecological Footprint for Switzerland is 4.35 gha per person (in 2018)
– Global biocapacity is 1.6 gha per person (in 2018)
Therefore, it would take (4.35/ 1.6) = 2.75 Earths if everyone lived like the Swiss.
As the organisers of Conventa, we will continue our sustainability measures even more seriously. Our partners can also help us on our mission. Take a look at how exhibitors at Conventa can contribute below.