In 2019, that was the date by which humans had consumed all of the resources that the Earth is capable of regenerating in one year.
Earth Overshoot Day, estimated by the U.S. N.G.O. Global Footprint Network, arrives earlier every year. It expresses the unsustainable nature of our current mode of development, and the urgent need to change it completely. Alongside governments, industrial businesses are the actors capable of leading this change. They must put their innovation and production capacity to work on the development of renewable energies, sustainable mobility, recycling and the more efficient use of water and raw materials.