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Land Use and Food Security in 2050: a Narrow Road

by Olivier Mora, Marie De Lattre-Gasquet, Chantal Le Mouël & Olivier Mora

After a first foresight study on ‘World food security in 2050’ (Agrimonde), CIRAD and INRA have turned their attention to a new foresight exercise on ‘Land use and food security in 2050’ (Agrimonde-Terra)....


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...


Trade-Related Investment Measures: Theory and Applications

by Chi-Chur Chao & Eden S H Yu

This unique book makes a contribution to the deeper understanding of various trade-related investment measures (TRIMs). The issues have been largely inspired by the use of trade policies on foreign investment...


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


Race for Sustainability: Energy, Economy, Environment and Ethics

by Ken Hickson

“Even with the latest and best vehicles, machinery, technology and buildings, if we continue to use resources irresponsibly — if we continue to waste food, water and energy — we are not even in the race.”...


Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future: Insights from 45 Global Thought Leaders

by Robert Costanza & Ida Kubiszewski

The major challenge for the current generation of mankind is to develop a shared vision of a future that is both desirable to the vast majority of humanity and ecologically sustainable. Creating a Sustainable...


Green IT: Managing your carbon footprint

by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT

New legislation, rising energy costs and increasing demand for green credentials have moved sustainable IT up the business agenda. This ebook looks at different aspects of green IT - from sustainably managing...


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...


If I Had A Water Buffalo: How To Microfinance Sustainable Futures

by Marilyn A. Fitzgerald

"If I Had a Water Buffalo" poignantly explores the critical difference in outcomes when offering a hand up rather than giving a handout. A seemingly simple request for a water buffalo by an impoverished rice...


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....