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Sustainable Futures: Ecological Footprint Paper

Sustainable Futures: Ecological Footprint Paper

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Sustainable Futures Papers and Presentations (A Collaborative Compilation by Industry Leaders) produced by the Sustainability Institute, 2008/9
Sustainable Futures Papers and Presentations (A Collaborative Compilation by Industry Leaders) produced by the Sustainability Institute, 2008/9

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Published by: Sustainable Neighbourhoods Network on Nov 30, 2010
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PROJECT 08014
THE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT – IMPLICATIONS ANDIMPERATIVES FOR CAPE TOWN
PREPARED FOR:
The Sustainability Institute
ATTENTION:
Lisa Thompson-Smeddle
PREPARED BY:
THE GREEN HOUSE
Contact:
Dr Yvonne Hansen
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074 243 7408
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021 797 1383
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yvonne@tgh.co.za18 Kemms Rd, Wynberg 7800, Cape Town, South Africawww.tgh.co.za
18 August 2008
 
FINAL DRAFT
 
 
Disclaimer:
The views of The Green House expressed in this report were prepared for the exclusive use of theaddressee and for the purposes specified in the report. The report is supplied in good faith and reflects theknowledge, expertise and experience of the consultants involved. The report must not be published, quoted ordisseminated to any other party without The Green House’s prior written consent. The Green House accepts noresponsibility for any loss occasioned by any person acting or refraining from action as a result of reliance on thereport, other than the addressee.In conducting the analysis in the report The Green House has endeavoured to use the best information availableat the date of publication, including information supplied by the client. The Green House’s approach is to developanalyses from first principles, on the basis of logic and available knowledge. Unless stated otherwise, The GreenHouse does not warrant the accuracy of any forecast or prediction in the report. Although The Green Houseexercises reasonable care when making forecasts and predictions, factors such as future market behaviour areuncertain and cannot be forecast or predicted reliably.
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
 
Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 4
 
1.1
 
The Ecological Footprint Explained ....................................................................................... 4
 
1.1.1 Strengths of the EF................................................................................................................. 5
 
1.1.2 Weaknesses of the EF methodology ...................................................................................... 5
 
2.
 
Cape Town’s Ecological Footprint ................................................................................................... 5
 
2.1
 
An Alternative Calculation ...................................................................................................... 7
 
3.
 
Implications and Imperatives – What Could The Ecological Footprint Show us? ........................... 8
 
3.1
 
Energy .................................................................................................................................... 8
 
3.2
 
Transport ................................................................................................................................ 8
 
3.3
 
Food ....................................................................................................................................... 9
 
3.4
 
Consumption and Waste ...................................................................................................... 10
 
3.5
 
Infrastructure ........................................................................................................................ 11
 
3.6
 
Biodiversity ........................................................................................................................... 11
 
4.
 
Closure .......................................................................................................................................... 11
 
5.
 
References .................................................................................................................................... 11
 

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