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Bioeconomy challenges and implementation: the European research organisations’ perspective

by Egizio Valceschini, Pascal Bergeret & Uno Svedin

This book focuses on opportunities and challenges in implementing a bioeconomy strategy from a research and education perspective. It draws on contributions presented during the 30th EURAGRI annual conference...


Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse

Green & Gold: Ireland a Clean Energy World Leader

by John Travers

While many agree Ireland can become a world leader in clean energy, there's little agreement on how. John Travers captures the challenge from an Irish perspective. He assesses, in clear terms, practical energy...


Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

by David Bollier

A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you think…if you learn to think like a commoner


Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit

by Dmitry Orlov

A user’s guide to economic, political, social and cultural collapse.


Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money

by Carol Peppe Hewitt

Bringing money home - real people and real stories from the slow money movement


2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years

by Jorgen Randers

Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. It predicted that during the first half of the 21st century the...


Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform

by Ross Jackson & Hazel Henderson

Ordinary citizens the world over have long paid the price for the swashbuckling behavior of the corporate and political elite. We've seen the reigning establishment widen the gap between rich and poor, champion...


White Paper on sustainable energy projects in Africa

by Jeremy Debreu & Claire Guibert

With almost 600 million people having no access to energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, rural electrification is a major challenge for the development of the continent.

This White Paper highlights 25 energy projects...


Shared Value Debate (The)

by Maurizio Zollo & Stefania Mele

The Shared Value Debate. Academic Visions on Corporate Sustainabilityis the first issue of the Enel Foundation series ?Academic VisionsÓ. Sixteen scholars, belonging to universities and research centres located...


Food and Society: A Sociological Approach

by William C. Whit

The importance of food is undeniable. Yet, because it is so close and obvious, we often fail to pay attention to it. In Food and Society: A Sociological Approach, author William C. Whitt attempts to develop...


Hooked on Growth: Economic Addictions and the Environment

by Douglas E. Booth

This accessible and provocative book explores whether getting 'unhooked' from economic growth to meet the needs of the environment is possible. Although giving the environment priority over growth may seem radical,...


Oblivion or Utopia: The Prospects for Africa

by Chiku Malunga

This book explains that efforts to reverse Africa's continuing underdevelopment have failed to date because they have not been consciously aimed at enabling Africa to turn its vast natural resources into wealth;...


The Ecology of Commerce Revised Edition

by Paul Hawken

The world has changed in the seventeen years since the controversial initial publication of Paul Hawken's Ecology of Commerce, a stirring treatise about the perceived antagonism between ecology and business....


Africa after Apartheid: South Africa, Race, and Nation in Tanzania

by Richard A. Schroeder

Tracing the expansion of South African business into other areas of Africa in the years after apartheid, Richard A. Schroeder explores why South Africans have not always made themselves welcome guests abroad....


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Portugal 2011

by Collective

This report presents the OECD review of Portugal’s environmental policy performance for 2011. It finds that environmental policies have been consolidated and strengthened since the last review in 2001, but...


Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation

by Collective

The provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment. Benefit-to-cost ratios can be as high as 7 to 1 for basic...


Better Policies to Support Eco-innovation

by Collective

Eco-innovation is more important than ever on the public policy agenda. It is a major driver for green growth and contributes to the environmental performance and economic development of OECD and developing...


Greening Household Behaviour

by Collective

Household consumption patterns and behaviour have an impact on stocks of natural resources, environmental quality and climate change. This is expected to increase significantly in the future. In response, governments...