By: Jacqi Hodgson and Rob Hopkins
300 pages, col illus
This is a lively and colourful community-based guide to reducing local dependence on fossil fuels and reducing the local carbon footprint over the next 20 years, a period during which there is an anticipation that changes associated with declining oil supplies and the impacts of climate change will become more apparent. The Energy Descent Action Plan has been developed by and for the community of Totnes and District in South Devon, a busy market town and its fifteen encircling parishes, by engaging the community in a creative process of preparing for resilience based on localization with understanding, skills and inner preparation for the expected changes ahead.
At the heart of the EDAP are 15 sections covering key sustainability topics from food production to governance; within each are scenarios of business as usual versus willingness to change proposed with a vision of 2030. It offers a new story of the future, based on a scenario of positive visions and proposes practical pathways of ideas, activities and policy changes across a series of themed timelines to 2030.
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