Earth Overshoot Day(EOD) marks the day on which humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in the year exceeds the regeneration capacity of Earth in that year.
The Earth Overshoot Day 2021 falls on the 29th July 2021.
The EOD is hosted and calculated by Global Footprint Network, an international research organization.
- The Earth Overshoot Day 2020 was observed on 22nd August 2020.
Calculation of Earth Overshoot Day:
It is calculated with the data from Global Footprint Network’s National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts.
(Planet’s Biocapacity / Humanity’s Ecological Footprint) x 365 = Earth Overshoot Day
i.Earth Overshoot Day(EOD) is an initiative of the Global Footprint Network.
ii.The idea of EOD was conceived by Andrew Simms of New Economics Foundation, the United Kingdom think tank.
iii.New Economics Foundation partnered with the Global Footprint Network in 2006 to launch the first global Earth Overshoot Day campaign.
iv.WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) has been participating in the EOD since 2007.
Country’s Overshoot day:
The Country’s overshoot day marks the day on which the EOD would fall if all of humanity has consumed the resource like the people of a particular country.
100 Days of Possibility:
i.‘100 Days of Possibility’ launched on the Earth Overshoot Day 2021, is a project initiated by the Global Footprint Network in partnership with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Schneider Electric, and many others.
ii.The initiative during the 100 days from the EOD to COP26, will showcase the existing #MovetheDate solutions from the business world, academia, the public sector, and civil society.
- The aim of #MovetheDate is to move the Earth Overshoot day to December 31st and beyond.