BLUE DOT  : Empreinte environnementale des nations: performances nationales et priorités globales 

Global limits: global priorities due to current overshoots

Planetary Boundaries can be understood as global resources. For some of them, current uses are larger than the limits: these overshoots put current living conditions at risk. 
The overshot Planetary Boundaries are key environmental aspects to consider in any study.

Classification of 48 countries and regions with respect of their overall performance

Each Planetary Boundary can be downscaled to countries to know the yearly share/right of use per country and per citizen. The performance of a country is then computed by comparing the country limits with country footprints. 
The countries inducing the current global overshoots through their consumption should act in priority to reduce their impacts.

Key sectors per Planetary Boundary

Identifying the main sectors directly (by using resources) and indirectly (by providing consumption goods) involved in each Planetary Boundary enables starting a discussion with companies.

The blueDot project (November 2014 - June 2015)

The blueDot project is applying to countries/regions of the whole world a methodology to scale down the Planetary Boundaries into national limits. This approach was developed in 2014 by GRID-Geneva and Shaping Environmental Action in a study for the Swiss Federal Office for the environment

This project is supported by a grant from the Boninchi Foundation.