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The Shoe Fits, but the Footprint is Larger than Earth

  • William E. Rees mail,

    wrees@mail.ubc.ca

    Affiliation: University of British Columbia, School of Community and Regional Planning, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Mathis Wackernagel

    Affiliation: Global Footprint Network, Oakland, California, United States of America

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  • Published: November 05, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001701

About the Authors

William E. Rees
University of British Columbia, School of Community and Regional Planning, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mathis Wackernagel
Global Footprint Network, Oakland, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: wrees@mail.ubc.ca

Competing Interests

We have an interest in this issue because we are the developers of Ecological Footprint accounting, which is being criticized in the manuscript to which Dr. Rees was invited to respond.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Wrote the paper: WER MW.