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Special Talk by Dr. Mathis Wackernagel from Global Footprint Network

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Ridge View Residential College

25 Lower Kent Ridge Road

Multi-Purpose Room 1, Blk G level 3

Singapore, 119081

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Dr. Wackernagel’s awards include the 2015 IAIA Global Environment Award, the 2012 Blue Planet Prize, the 2012 Binding-Prize for Nature Conservation, the 2012 Kenneth E. Boulding Memorial Award, the 2011 Zayed International Prize for the Environment, an honorary doctorate from the University of Berne, and a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Dr. Wackernagel is the co-creator of the Ecological Footprint and President of Global Footprint Network. This international think-tank focuses on bringing about a sustainable human economy in which all can thrive within the means of one planet.


One Planet? Many Choices!

If everyone on Earth lived like residents of Singapore, we would require the resources of four planet Earths.

While our planet is finite, human possibilities are not. The costs of this global ecological over-spending are becoming increasingly evident around the world, in the form of biodiversity loss, deforestation, water scarcity and the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Given that we live on this one finite planet, what are our best choices considering humanity is already demanding more than Earth’s ecosystems can renew? What are the options for us if we want to continue developing our cities, powering them, and feeding ourselves?


Join us for an evening of interactive discussion to explore what kind of a future we want – and what it takes to get there.

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25 Lower Kent Ridge Road

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Singapore, 119081

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