Submitted by: Global Footprint Network
Implemented country: Italy
Title: Ten-in-Ten Mediterranian Focus
The Mediterranean region is both an attractive destination for tourists as well as a home for diverse nations. But the increasing demand on ecological services is resulting in severe ecological pressures. Every Mediterranean nation is an ecological debtor (using more resources than are available within their borders). Our goal is to help Mediterranean governments understand the risk these trends pose to their economic stability and, using the Ecological Footprint, help them discover opportunities available to reverse the trends. Our goal is to work with the entire region but will begin in Italy with our collaborators, including WWF Mediterranean.