Surviving the Century: Facing Climate Chaos and Other Global Challenges by: Herbert Girardet
Publisher: Earthscan Publications Ltd. 2007-05 | 224 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
* Contributions by a high profile authors including: Ross Gelbspan, Frances Moore Lappe, Hermann Scheer, Stewart Wallis
* A must-have primer and action plan for all leaders in government, business, NGOs and activists who want to be part of the historic opportunity to provide solutions to the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced
* Positive, solutions-oriented writing that tackles the biggest issues: climate change, energy, production systems, rainforests and the fate of the Amazon, cities, food production, democracy and trade
Environmental and human catastrophe looms ever larger for planet Earth. From the need to build sustainable cities to house growing billions, to transforming the international trade system and tackling run-away climate change, positive, powerful action is needed now to turn a deepening global crisis into an opportunity for change. This book, the first major output by leading lights from the World Future Council (WFC), a new international lobby for future generations, seeks nothing less than a complete transformation of how humans relate to the world and one another.
The book reflects the positive emphasis of the WFC. Each of the nine chapters of the book is in four main sections • starting with a description and analysis of the topic and then moving on to indicate solutions: Where are we? Where are we going? Where do we want to be? How can we get there? The authors cover the key themes: Countering Climate Chaos, Renewable Energy Policy, Creating Sustainable Cities, Local Farming Systems, Rainforests and Climate Change, Cradle to Cradle Production Systems, Living Democracy, and A Radical Vision for Trade.
This book is a must-have primer and action plan for all leaders in government, business, NGOs and activists who want to be part of the historic opportunity to provide solutions to the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced.
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