The Global Metabolism Initiative
An annual report on the health of our planet
Coming November 2021
We extract 71.8 billion tons of material from the Earth, annually, to fuel our global economy. The rate and volume by which we extract natural resources is far outstripping the planet’s annual budget of renewable resources.
The Global Metabolism Initiative maps the impacts of global economic activity in relation to our planet’s resources, guiding business and policy leaders on the levers needed to keep the economy within planetary boundaries.
Each year, the Global Metabolism Initiative prioritizes a deep-dive into a specific high-impact system. Our focus for 2021 is the bioeconomy
Bridging global monitoring and local decision-making
The GMI monitors resource consumption at the global, national, and subnational levels, enabling business leaders and policy-makers to take a cross-sectoral approach to measuring direct and indirect impacts, and set science-based targets for specific value chains. We aim to spur market change by connecting research, policy, and industry.
The GMI report aims to answer critical questions such as:
How to participate
Metabolic Institute is building a consortium of partners to spearhead the Global Metabolism Initiative. If you are interested in collaborating with the Initiative, please get in touch.
The 2021 Bioeconomy Edition of the Global Metabolism Initiative will launch publicly in November 2021.
For more information about Metabolic Institute, please get in touch.