Tag Archives: Sustainable development

State of the world 2011: innovations that nourish the planet by Worldwatch Institute. (Earthscan, 2011)

From the Publisher Known for tackling the most pressing issues that face our world, the Worldwatch Institute has dedicated the 2011 edition of its flagship report to a compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on what innovators globally can do to help solve a worldwide problem. State of the World 2011 …
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Towards a Green Economy

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has just launched the report, “Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication”. The report is structured in three parts: -Investing in natural capital: Agriculture, fisheries, water, forests. -Investing in energy and resource efficiency: Renewable energy, manufacturing and waste, buildings, transport, tourism and cities. -Supporting the transition …
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The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World by Peter Senge, … [et al.]. ISBN: 9781857883732

Synopsis from the Publisher Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to heat another. Where buildings need less and less energy around the world, and where “regenerative” commercial buildings – ones that create more energy than they use – are being designed. A world in which environmentally sound …
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World Social Situation 2010

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs has just launched the study, Rethinking Poverty: Report on the World Social Situation 2010. The report seeks to contribute to rethinking poverty and its eradication. It stresses the urgent need for a strategic shift away from the market fundamentalist thinking, policies and practices of recent decades towards …
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Renewable Revolution: Low-Carbon Energy by 2030

The WorldWatch Institute has just launched the study “Renewable Revolution: Low-Carbon Energy by 2030.” The report finds that climate change is fundamentally a development issue, not just a pollution problem. According to it, the study focuses on transforming the entire global energy system, supporting the idea of the transition to an energy-efficient and renewable world. …
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