In March 2013, Global Footprint Network and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Pacific Southwest Region published the Ecological Footprint for California. It was not only the first major Ecological Footprint report at the U.S. state level, but also the first published in collaboration with a U.S. government agency. As part of EPA’s Framework for Sustainability Indicators project, the report aimed to quantify California’s resource demand against its supply. Such actionable information helps decision makers recognize resource dynamics as a significant driver of economic performance.
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