Sanedi calls on industry to move back Earth Overshoot Day

August 1st is the earliest Earth Overshoot Day since the world went into ecological overshoot in the 1970s.

August 1, 2018 has been declared "Earth Overshoot Day" by the worldwide think tank Global Footprint Network (GFN).

Other ways to address the overshoot include reducing meat consumption, developing wildlife-friendly renewable energy sources and universal access to birth control and family planning, the Center for Biological Diversity said.

Of course, some countries are far worse than others.

"Globally, we use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate by overfishing, overharvesting forests and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than ecosystems can absorb", Sanedi interim CEO Dr Thembakazi Mali explained, adding that the overshoot is the equivalent of 1.7 Earths. "It's time to end this ecological Ponzi scheme and leverage our creativity and ingenuity to create a prosperous future free of fossil fuels and planetary destruction", he said. Cape Town in South Africa is only a year away from running out of water, and many cities in India have already reached that state. Reducing driving by 50%, replacing one-third of auto miles with public transportation and the rest by walking and biking, would win back another 12 days.

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If everyone cut their food waste in half, shifted to lower carbon diets and consumed world-average calories, overshoot day would be 38 days later.

To determine the date, the Global Footprint Network calculates the demand that humans are placing on the planet and compares it to the planet's capacity to give, based on data from organizations like the United Nations, the International Energy Agency, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. GFN data shows that 86 percent of countries are now living beyond their means, creating an "ecological deficit".

Today marks 2018's Earth Overshoot Day - and no, it's not a holiday.

Cutting driving by half and replacing one third of auto miles with public transport and the rest by walking and cycling, humanity would move the overshoot date back 12 days.

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