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One Planet Economy Network
July 2011 | Edition 5
 

Network Launch

OPEN:EU workshop on the Footprint Family of indicators & INSTREAM workshop on sustainability indicators The One Planet Economy Network: Europe project was officially launched at the Residence Palace in Brussels at the end of May. The event marked the launch of a unique on-line debate, inviting senior decision-makers to co-create a platform of “shared intelligence” of how the EU can become a One Planet Economy by 2050.

As an OPEN:EU stakeholder, you are invited to engage in an online dialogue process, by sharing visions, knowledge and insights so as to identify ways to accelerate the transformation of Europe to a One Planet Economy.

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Green Week 2011

The 2011 Green Week Conference “Resource Efficiency – using less, living better” took place in Brussels between the 23rd and 27th May. In conjunction with our project partners, the OPEN: EU programme team manned a stand throughout the conference period, promoting the One Planet Economy concept to the hundreds of conference delegates.

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EUREAPA Demo

OPEN:EU workshop on the Footprint Family of indicators & INSTREAM workshop on sustainability indicators An online working demo of the EUREAPA tool was displayed at our stall at Green Week and is now available to view on the website here. The Tool is in its second stage of development and enables users to compare the carbon, ecological and water footprint of different countries.

Users can also view - in detail - the impact of product categories for housing, transport, food, goods and services.

The EUREAPA Tool measures such impact using the footprint family of indicators – 6 land types makes up the Ecological footprint, the major Greenhouse Gases contribute to the carbon footprint and blue, green and grey water make up the water footprint.

To compare the relative impact of global citizens, the data can be viewed at a per person level so that for example the tool can provide more information on the impact of a particular product bought by UK consumers.  Individual country impacts can be seen in more detail including consumption impact from specific goods. For example the supply chain impacts of “leather goods” in the UK can be traced back to the production sector “bovine cattle, sheep, goats and horses” over in China.

Finally, the EUREAPA tool can be used to not only find information and evidence to lobby government, but also a policy maker will be able to use the tool to show the resulting changes in impact under a number of future scenarios.

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How to get involved

As an OPEN:EU stakeholder, you are
invited to engage in an online dialogue process, by sharing visions, knowledge and insights so as to identify ways to accelerate the transformation of Europe to a One Planet Economy by 2050. Join the debate and help produce an ‘Action Plan for a One Planet Economy in Europe’ to feed into the Rio+20 processes.

Join the Debate

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Testimonial

Project Funders

7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement N° 227065.