2010 Living Planet Report

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Unformatted text preview: Biodiversity, biocapacity and development~ Living Planet Report 2010 THIS REPORT HAS BEEN PRODUCED IN COLLABORATION WITH: INT 2010 REPORT WWF WWF is one of the worlds largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global Network active in more than 100 countries. WWFs mission is to stop the degradation of the planets natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the worlds biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. Zoological Society of London Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational organization. Its mission is to achieve and promote the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. ZSL runs ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, carries out scientific research in the Institute of Zoology and is actively involved in field conservation worldwide. Global Footprint Network The Global Footprint Network promotes the science of sustainability by advancing the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that makes sustainability measurable. Together with its partners, the Network works to further improve and implement this science by coordinating research, developing methodological standards, and providing decision-makers with robust resource accounts to help the human economy operate within the Earths ecological limits. WWF International Avenue du Mont-Blanc 1196 Gland, Switzerland www.panda.org Institute of Zoology Zoological Society of London Regents Park, London NW1 4RY, UK www.zsl.org/indicators www.livingplanetindex.org Global Footprint Network 312 Clay Street, Suite 300 Oakland, California 94607, USA www.footprintnetwork.org Concept and design by ArthurSteenHorneAdamson ISBN 978-2-940443-08-6 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Foreword 03 Focusing on the Future 04 Executive Summary 06 Introduction 10 Linking Biodiversity and People 14 CHAPTER 1 : THE STATE OF THE PLANET 18 Monitoring Biodiversity: The Living Planet Index 20 Measuring Human Demand: Ecological Footprint 32 The Water Footprint of Production 46 Focus on our Footprint: Freshwater 50 Marine Fisheries 55 Forests 58 Mapping Ecosystem Services: Terrestrial Carbon Storage 61 Mapping a Local Ecosystem Service: Freshwater Provision 66 CHAPTER 2 : LIVING ON OUR PLANET 70 Biodiversity, Development and Human Well-being 72 Biodiversity and National Income 76 Modelling the Future: The Ecological Footprint towards 2050 80 Living Planet Report 2010 Scenarios 84 CHAPTER 3: A GREEN ECONOMY? 90 APPENDIX 100 REFERENCES 110 WWF Living Planet Report 2010 page 3 FOREWORD The protection of biodiversity and ecosystems must be a priority in our quest to build a stronger, fairer and cleaner world economy....
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