National Environmental Limits and Footprints Based on The Planetary Boundaries Framework: the case of Switzerland

This paper presents the first consistent methodology to guide national governments in their reflection about the potential of environmental indicators based on the PB framework. The resulting indicators offer an indication of the environmental sustainability of the socio-economic activities induced by the consumption of the inhabitants of a country in a long-term global perspective.

This research was developed with the aim that the downscaling of Planetary Boundaries and the quantification of the impacts of consumption can be replicated for any country or territory.



EA – Earth Action

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