Surviving the century : solving climate chaos and other global challenges / edited by Herbert Girardet.

by Girardet, HerbertLooking glass.

Publisher: London : Earthscan, 2008.Description: xiv, 210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781844076123; 1844076121; 9781844074587; 1844074587.Subject(s): Sustainable developmentLooking glass | Climatic changes -- Economic aspectsLooking glass | Renewable energy sourcesLooking glass | International trade -- Social aspectsLooking glass | EqualityLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Environmental and human catastrophe looms ever larger for planet Earth. Powerful action is required now to turn a deepening global crisis into an unprecedented opportunity for positive change. This book shows how a dramatic transformation of how humans relate to the Earth, and to one another, can be achieved.Surviving the Century is the first major publication by the World Future Council (WFC), a new international voice for future generations. Reflecting the positive mission of the WFC, each chapter addresses a different critical issue in a systematic and constructive way, describing and analysing the topic before indicating real solutions. The eight main issues covered are: countering climate chaos, renewable energy policy, local farming systems, rainforests and climate change, creating sustainable cities, cradle to cradle production systems, a radical vision for trade and creating a living democracy.Surviving the Century is a must-have primer and action plan for all leaders in government, business and NGOs, and for all who want to be part of the historic opportunity to provide solutions to the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced.Published with the World Future Council.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Figures and Tables (p. vi)
  • List of Contributors (p. vii)
  • Foreword by Jakob von Uexku&omlet;ll (p. ix)
  • List of Acronyms and Abbreviations (p. xiii)
  • Introduction: Future - What Future? (p. 1)
  • 1 Addressing Climate Chaos (p. 13)
  • 2 Renewable Energy is the Future (p. 35)
  • 3 Feeding People in an Age of Climate Change (p. 57)
  • 4 Climate and the Amazon (p. 77)
  • 5 Creating Sustainable and Liveable Cities (p. 103)
  • 6 Cradle to Cradle Production (p. 127)
  • 7 A Radical New Vision for World Trade (p. 151)
  • 8 The Promise of Living Democracy (p. 171)
  • Index (p. 203)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Herbert Girardet is Director of Programs of the WFC ( He is an author and co-author of 11 books and 50 TV documentaries on many aspects of sustainable development. At the Rio Earth Summit he received a UN Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievements.