Earth Overshoot Day 2016

Observatory of Tomorrow

By August 8th, humanity will have used up nature’s resources for the entire year, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that monitors how the world manages its natural resources and responds to climate change.

Earth Overshoot Day, on August 8th this year, marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.

The Museum of Tomorrow has prepared events that will help visitors reflect about our way of life nowadays, with overconsumption and waste. Here, you can find three articles about this theme.

The first was written by Fabio Feldmann, business leader, lawyer and environmental activist. The second, by By José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations; the third, was written By Izabella Teixeira, former Environment Minister of Brazil.

Read the articles:

The responsibility of our generation by Fabio Feldmann

Food losses and waste: a challenge to sustainable development by José Graziano da Silva 

The following day after the Paris Agreement: what does it change? by Izabella Teixeira

Cerrado: the impact is on the table