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Elaboration of the concept of ecological debt - Executive Summary

An executive summary, in English and Dutch, of a five-part report on ecological debt. It can also be downloaded from the website of the Centre for Sustainable Development (Ghent University), where the full report is available, as well as a Powerpoint presentation with an overview of the main results:

Paredis Erik, September 2004

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Summary :

In 2003, several departments of Ghent University (Belgium) - in cooperation with the Belgian NGO VODO - have been working on a research project on ecological debt. The research was ordered by the Belgian development cooperation and aimed at clarifying the concept of ecological debt and studying its applicability to Belgian and international policy. The report is about 230 pages long and is divided into five sections.