Ecological Creditor and Debtor Initiative, developed by the Global Footprint
Network, seeks not to discourage global trade but,
rather, to enable
countries to see the benefit in reducing their resource
dependence on the
one hand, and increasing or maintaining ecological reserves
on the other.
Understanding this new distinction of wealth can help to lead
negotiations and climate policy on the more productive path,
empowering all countries,
whether ecological debtors or creditors, to implement
more aggressive sustainability policies.