Footprint Forum 2010: Meet the Winners of the 21st Century

Venue: Colle di Val d\'Elsa

Location: Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy

Event Date/Time: Jun 07, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 12, 2010
Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 31, 2010
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Copenhagen – COP15 – showed us that national governments and political leaders are finding it difficult to act collectively in the global interest. Global Footprint Network is convinced that climate action will only gather momentum once nations see that decisive action is in their own best interest. This compelling self-interest story becomes obvious once we understand climate change in the context of ecological resource constraints, as one of a number of related crises – food, energy, water, biodiversity, and so forth – emerging from humanity’s systematic overuse of available resources. This reframing presents a great impetus for transformation. The focus of Footprint Forum 2010 is on how we can capitalize on this opportunity.

The Forum Roundtables are a series of fast-paced, highly interactive conversations on critical topics, designed to move the sustainability agenda forward during a time of increasing resource constraints. The aim of the sessions is to overcome barriers to action, fill gaps in knowledge, and identify strategies that inspire further sustainability investments and bring about systemic change. Footprint Forum will foster the kind of learning and idea-sharing that will support government innovation, strengthen corporate strategy and advance human development.


Additional Information

WHERE: Colle di Val d’Elsa, Italy, just outside of Siena Early registration rate available if you register by March 31, 2010. For more information contact: Bree Barbeau