Information






  Home > Books/CDs/DVDs >

A Renewable World - Energy, Ecology, Equality



 
Our Price: $27.95
Sale Price: $23.76
Savings: $4.19

Product Code: 022
Qty:

Description Chapters
 

This timely book explores proven and emerging solutions for building a global green energy economy as a basis for a prosperous and yet sustainable world. Only a world based on continuous renewal can sustain life and livelihoods. This book shares many examples and proposals for accelerating the renewable energy revolution, renewing the world's ecosystems and soils, renewing cities and local economies, and invigorating international cooperation.

Back Cover

"Here's the book we've been waiting for: a thorough, up-to-date, and above all proportionate response to our climate predicament. When I say proportionate, I mean: it tells us how to solve the problem we really have, not the one we wish we had. It's truly important!" - Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org

"Moving towards a green economy requires focused and smart public policies to enable new markets to emerge. The story of renewable energy and feed-in tariffs presented in the book provides a powerful illustration of how consumers and producers of clean energy can - given the right policy framework - transform the market for energy almost overnight." - Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

"A Renewable World is based on the renewable gifts of sun, soil. and seed. This is how sustainable societies of the South, especially the women, have kept society fed and clothed over millennia. This important book highlights the solutions that allow is to regenerate our renewable natural capitol and reduce our ecological footprint, while increasing human welfare." - Vandana Shiva, Scientist and Activist

We have turned our home planet into a disposable world, using resources as though there were no tomorrow. It is time to make it a renewable world instead.

We must urgently reconcile two things: our common desire to achieve certain living standards, and our requirement to do so sustainably. And we must do this in the face of the quadruple crisis facing us - climate, energy, finance and poverty.

This timely book explores proven and emerging solutions for building a global green energy economy as a basis for a prosperous and yet sustainable world. Only a world based on continuous renewal can sustain life and livelihoods. This book shares many examples and proposals for:

    • Accelerating the renewable energy revolution
    • Renewing the world's ecosystems and soils
    • Renewing cities and local economies
    • Invigorating international cooperation

It is a book full of ideas whose time has come.

Herbert Girardet is an author and consultant focusing on sustainable development. He is a co-founder and Director of Programmes of the World Future Council. Miguel Mendonca is a writer and sustainability advocate. He is Research Manager of the World Future Council.


Share your knowledge of this product. Be the first to write a review »

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Books/CDs/DVDs
Books/CDs/DVDs > Renewable Energy
Books/CDs/DVDs > Sale Items