Thursday, February 3, 2011

Living Planet report 2010

Living Planet Report 2010

The Living Planet Report relates the Living Planet Index – a measure of the health of the world’s biodiversity – to the Ecological Footprint and the Water Footprint – measures of humanity’s demands on the Earth’s natural resources. These indicators clearly demonstrate that the unprecedented drive for wealth and well-being of the past 40 years is putting unsustainable pressures on our planet. The Ecological Footprint shows a doubling of our demands on the natural world since the 1960s, while the Living Planet Index tracks a fall of 30 per cent in the health of species that are the foundation of the ecosystem services on which we all depend.
Jim P. Leape
Director General, WWF International

 LPR Cover 2010
  1. About the Living Planet Report
  2. Foreword by Angel Gurría
  3. Intro. J.P. Leape
  4. Executive summary
  5. Introduction
  6. People and biodiversity
  7. Ch1 Monitoring biodiversity
  8. Ch1 Measuring demand
  9. Ch1 Focus on WATER
  10. Ch1 MAPPING carbon
  11. Ch1 MAPPING water
  12. Ch2 BIODIVERSITY well-being
  13. Ch2 BIODIVERSITY income
  14. Ch2 FUTURE Ecological Footprint
  15. Ch2 FUTURE Scenarios
  17. Technical notes
  18. Fragile Earth
  19. References