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Surviving the Century: Facing Climate Chaos and Other Global Challenges

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Edited By: Herbert Girardet

224 pages, no illustrations

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Paperback | Sep 2008 | #175477 | ISBN-13: 9781844076123
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Hardback | May 2007 | #171134 | ISBN-13: 9781844074587
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About this book

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 to 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.

* 'Containing a restrained but deeply felt passion, this book combines wisdom with an intense idealism about how mankind can make the radical changes necessary to deal with the issues that threaten our very existence.' Nature Reports Climate Change


Contents

Countering Climate Chaos; * Renewable Energy Policy; * Creating Sustainable Cities; * Local Farming Systems; * Rainforests and Climate Change; * Cradle to Cradle Production Systems; * Living Democracy; * A Radical Vision for Trade.

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Biography

Herbert Girardet is Director of Programs of the World Future Council. He is an author and co-author of ten books and 50 TV documentaries on sustainable development. At the Rio Earth Summit he received a UN Global 500 Award. His most recent books are Cities, People, Planet - Liveable Cities for a Sustainable World (2004), and Shaping our Future (2005).

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