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Cardiffs Ecological Footprint 2006

Cardiffs Ecological Footprint 2006

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CARDIFF’S ecological footprint
1. Measuring Cardiff’s impact on the Earth2. What is an Ecological Footprint?3. Cardiff’s Ecological Footprint4. Where is Cardiff’s Footprint heaviest?5. The food we eat6. The energy we use7. The waste we produce8. How we travel9. Where we live, work and play 10. Our visitors and events 11. Stepping up to the challenge 12. How was Cardiff’s Footprint measured? 13. Further information and links
ecological footprint
This document is available in English and Welsh on Cardiff Council’s websitewww.cardiff.gov.uk/sustainabledevelopment . The technical report “Reducing Cardiff’s EcologicalFootprint: A resource accounting tool for sustainable consumption” is also on the website. Thisresearch was published in March 2005 by Cardiff Council, BRASS Research Centre, Cardiff University and WWF Cymru and provides the background material for this publication.
September 2005
This document is printed on recycled paper 
Between January 2002 andJanuary 2005 a partnershipincluding Cardiff Council, theBRASS Research Centre atCardiff University and StockholmEnvironment Institute worked ona project to measure the city’sEcological Footprint.As a result of this work,summarised in this document,we now have a clear idea of theecological impact that Cardiff’sresidents have on the globalenvironment.The Ecological Footprint studyhas demonstrated that Cardiff,like most cities in the developedworld is clearly living beyondits means. The report highlightswhere our consumption patternsare having the most effect on thefinite resources of the planet.The ecological footprint givesdecision makers ideas about howto manage and minimise theseimpacts as Cardiff develops.This research challengesevery citizen, household andorganisation in Cardiff to look atmore intelligent ways of usingour natural resources to limit our impacts on our increasingly fragileworld.It can help us all to plan how wecan live more sustainably in thefuture and in greater balance withour one and only earth.
Measuring Cardiffs impact on the Earth

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