Innovations that Nourish the Planet
Over the last two years, Worldwatch's Nourishing the Planet team has travelled to 25 sub-Saharan African nations - the places where hunger is greatest - and uncovered a treasure trove of innovations from farmers groups, private voluntary organizations, universities, and even agribusiness companies....
Published January 11th 2011 by Routledge
Transforming Cultures from Consumerism to Sustainability, 27th Edition
Many of the environmental and social problems we face today are symptoms of a deeper systemic failing: a dominant cultural paradigm that encourages living in ways that are often directly counter to the realities of a finite planet. This paradigm, typically referred to as 'consumerism,' has already...
Published January 14th 2010 by Routledge
Confronting Climate Change, 26th Edition
The year 2009 will be pivotal for Earth's climate. As scientists warn that we have only a few years to reverse the rise in greenhouse gas emissions if we are to avoid abrupt and catastrophic climate change, the world community has agreed to finalize negotiations on a new climate agreement in...
Published January 26th 2009 by Routledge
Ideas and Opportunities for Sustainable Economies, 25th Edition
The environmentalist's bible' Times Higher Education Supplement. 'Essential reading' The Good Book Guide. 'The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible summaries ... on the global environment' E. O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize winner. Celebrating its 25th year of publication, State of the World...
Published December 17th 2007 by Routledge
Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Energy and Agriculture
The world is on the verge of an unprecedented increase in the production and use of biofuels for transport. The combination of rising oil prices, issues of security, climate instability and pollution, deepening poverty in rural and agricultural areas, and a host of improved technologies, is...
Published July 30th 2007 by Routledge
The Trends that are Shaping our Future
'VITAL SIGNS does for the environment what stock market indicators do for the City. But it says more about the future of our world than the FTSE ever can ' BBC Wildlife Magazine 'VITAL SIGNS is a sharply focused snapshot of the world? Ideal for dipping into ? it makes fascinating reading ' New...
Published July 31st 2005 by Routledge
Global Security, 22nd Edition
State of the World 2005 takes a new and deeper look at the theme that has dominated international politics since 9/11: security. Not the armed conflicts that occur when it breaks down, but the underlying social, economic and environmental pressures which determine how threatened and vulnerable...
Published November 30th 2004 by Routledge
Progress Towards a Sustainable Society, 21st Edition
State of the World 2004 takes a fresh look at the trends that have put the global economy on a collision course with the Earth's ecosystems. This year's edition has a special focus on the theme of consumption. It questions whether a less-consumptive society is possible; and concludes that it is...
Published December 31st 2003 by Routledge
The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future
This annual volume from the Worldwatch Institute gives prominence to key trends that often escape the attention of the news media, world leaders and economic experts. The book distils 36 vital signs of our times from thousands of governmental, industrial and scientific sources, allowing readers to...
Published June 30th 2003 by Routledge
Progress Towards a Sustainable Society, 20th Edition
This volume takes a look at the trends that have put the global economy on a collision course with the Earth's ecosystems. It aims to provide a vital synthesis ranging across a wide spectrum of both the social and natural sciences. Published annually in 28 languages, each edition draws on the...
Published February 28th 2003 by Routledge