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Renewable Energy: Myths and Obstacles

by Jean-François Lefebvre, Nicole Moreau & Jonathan Théorêt Éditions MultiMondes (June 03, 2013)

If the future of humanity depends on the massive development of renewable energies combined with drastic reductions in energy waste, many obstacles stand in the way.

Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse

Green & Gold: Ireland a Clean Energy World Leader

by John Travers The Collins Press (August 14, 2010)

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 New Society Publishers (February 17, 2014)

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 New Society Publishers (May 10, 2013)

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

Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money

by Carol Peppe Hewitt New Society Publishers (March 29, 2013)

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

Green IT: Managing your carbon footprint

by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (May 08, 2012)

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 Chelsea Green Publishing (June 13, 2012)

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 Chelsea Green Publishing (January 31, 2012)

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 MkF Éditions (October 18, 2013)

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...

Food and Society: A Sociological Approach

by William C. Whit Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 1995)

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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 03, 2004)

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 UPA (December 08, 2009)

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 Harper Business (March 05, 2013)

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....

Clean Protein

by Kathy Freston, Bruce Friedrich, Karissa Vacker & Jeff Bottoms Hachette Book Group (January 02, 2018)

Join the clean protein revolution and lose weight, feel stronger, and live longer.

Food and wellness experts Kathy Freston and Bruce Friedrich have spent years researching the future of protein. They have talked...

Blue Ocean Shift

by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne Hachette Books (September 25, 2017)

Blue Ocean Shift is the essential follow up to Blue Ocean Strategy, the classic and 3.6 million copy global bestseller by world-renowned professors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne.

Drawing on more than a decade...

Clean Protein

by Kathy Freston & Bruce Friedrich Hachette Books (January 01, 2018)

Join the Clean Protein revolution and lose weight, feel stronger, and live longer.

Food and wellness experts Kathy Freston and Bruce Friedrich have spent years researching the future of protein. They've talked...

The Cure for Catastrophe

by Robert Muir-Wood Basic Books (September 05, 2016)

We can't stop natural disasters but we can stop them being disastrous. One of the world's foremost risk experts tells us how.

Year after year, floods wreck people's homes and livelihoods, earthquakes tear communities...

The Moneyless Man

by Mark Boyle Oneworld Publications (June 01, 2010)

Imagine living for an entire year without money. Where do you live? What do you eat? How do you stay in touch with your friends and family?

Former businessman Mark Boyle thought he’d give it a try. In a world...

The Fight for Beauty

by Fiona Reynolds Oneworld Publications (May 12, 2016)

We live in a world where the drive for economic growth is crowding out everything that can’t be given a monetary value. We’re stuck on a treadmill where only the material things in life gain traction and...

Fully Alive

by Tyler Gage Simon & Schuster Audio (August 01, 2017)

Fully Alive tells the story of an astoundingly successful young entrepreneur’s immersion in Amazonian indigenous spirituality, its life-changing impact on him, and how he integrated the lessons he learned...


by Russell Gold & Michael David Axtell Simon & Schuster Audio (June 25, 2019)

In the ever more urgent quest for sources of renewable energy, meet the man boldly harnessing the natural forces that could power America’s future.

The United States is in the midst of an energy transition....

Two Birds in a Tree

by Ram Nidumolu, Jim Manchester & Chip Conley Blackstone Publishing (October 07, 2013)

Looking back to the ancient knowledge of the Indianscripture, the Upanishads, Ram Nidumolu finds the core philosophy of sustainableleadership that's needed today. In this remarkable book, he uses a powerfulparable...


by Adam Taggart, Chris Martenson & Robert T. Kiyosaki Hachette Original (October 27, 2015)

The Next 20 Years Will Be Completely Different From the Past

Current global trends are bleak: weak economic growth, too much debt, declining incomes for the lower 99%, a dangerous addiction to fossil fuels, and...

Strategic management of agricultural and life sciences research organisations

by Lance O'Brien & Bettina Heimann Quae (September 23, 2019)

Produced by EURAGRI, this book deals with the business of doing research in Europe's public research and development organisations, with a particular focus on their strategic management challenges.

The Geography of Risk

by Gilbert M. Gaul Sarah Crichton Books (September 02, 2019)

This century has seen the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history--but who bears the brunt of these monster storms?

Consider this: Five of the most expensive hurricanes in history have made landfall since 2005:...

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

by Richard A. Schroeder Indiana University Press (September 03, 2012)

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....

Barrio America

by A. K. Sandoval-Strausz Basic Books (September 24, 2019)

The compelling history of how Latino immigrants revitalized the nation's cities after decades of disinvestment and white flight

Thirty years ago, most people were ready to give up on American cities. We are...


by Russell Gold Simon & Schuster (June 25, 2019)

In the ever more urgent quest for sources of renewable energy, meet the man boldly harnessing the natural forces that could power America’s future.

The United States is in the midst of an energy transition....

Human Acceleration of the Nitrogen Cycle

by Collectif Oecd (November 20, 2018)

This publication examines the risks associated with the release of excessive nitrogen into the environment (climate change, depletion of the ozone layer, air pollution, water pollution, loss of biodiversity,...

Financing Climate Futures

by Collectif Oecd (November 28, 2018)

Infrastructure worldwide has suffered from chronic under-investment for decades and currently makes up more than 60% of greenhouse gas emissions. A deep transformation of existing infrastructure systems is needed...

Managing the Water-Energy-Land-Food Nexus in Korea

by Collectif Oecd (November 22, 2018)

This report assesses the key bottlenecks within the water-energy-land-food nexus in Korea, and proposes policy recommendations and governance arrangements to future-proof environmental integrity and enhance...

Developing Robust Project Pipelines for Low-Carbon Infrastructure

by Collectif Oecd (November 12, 2018)

This report aims to provide policy makers with a comprehensive examination of “project pipelines”, a common concept in infrastructure planning and investment discussions, and one which has become a focal...

Corporate Social Investment

by Setlogane Manchidi Tracey McDonald Publishers (October 15, 2018)

This book is easily one of the best works yet on how to make corporate social investment work for the benefit of ordinary people … should be required reading by every CSI practitioner in Africa and abroad...

Getting to Market With Your MVP

by J.C. Baker Business Expert Press (October 03, 2018)

Getting to Market with Your MVP: Small Business and Entrepreneur Success is a book to assist college students, new entrepreneurs, and current business owners in their understanding of how to bring a concept,...

Land Use and Food Security in 2050: a Narrow Road

by Olivier Mora, Marie De Lattre-Gasquet, Chantal Le Mouël & Olivier Mora Quae (September 14, 2018)

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)....

Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia

by Atakilte Beyene Zed Books (October 15, 2018)

  • Offers a new perspective on food security and sustainability, two of the most pressing issues currently facing global development efforts.
  • Features a wealth of on-the-ground empirical research from Ethiopian...

Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Environment

by Collectif Oecd (June 25, 2018)

This book explores recent developments in environmental cost-benefit analysis (CBA). This is defined as the application of CBA to projects or policies that have the deliberate aim of environmental improvement...

Rethinking Urban Sprawl

by Collectif Oecd (June 19, 2018)

This report provides a new perspective to the nature of urban sprawl and its causes and environmental, social and economic consequences. This perspective, which is based on the multi-dimensionality of urban...

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Peru 2017

by Collectif Oecd (December 22, 2017)

The Environmental Performance Review programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides independent assessments of countries’ progress in achieving their domestic and international...

Groundwater Allocation

by Collectif Oecd (October 24, 2017)

Groundwater allocation determines who is able to use groundwater resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from...

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Switzerland 2017

by Collectif Oecd (November 27, 2017)

Switzerland has taken steps to improve the environmental performance of its agricultural, energy and transport sectors. The country is a top OECD performer in terms of greenhouse gas emissions intensity and...

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Canada 2017

by Collectif Oecd (December 19, 2017)

Canada, the world's second largest country by area, has abundant natural resources. Its vast territory includes large tracts of undisturbed wilderness. However, urbanisation and agriculture are putting pressure...

The Political Economy of Biodiversity Policy Reform

by Collectif Oecd (April 25, 2017)

This report provides insights on the political economy of biodiversity related policy reforms. It draws on existing literature and four new case studies covering the French tax on pesticides, agricultural subsidy...

Green Growth Indicators 2017

by Collectif Oecd (June 20, 2017)

Policies that promote green growth need to be founded on a good understanding of the determinants of green growth and need to be supported with appropriate indicators to monitor progress. This book is an update...

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Estonia 2017

by Collectif Oecd (March 01, 2017)

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability,...

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: New Zealand 2017

by Collectif Oecd (March 20, 2017)

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability,...

From Summits to Solutions

by Raj M. Desai, Hiroshi Kato, Homi Kharas & John W. McArthur Brookings Institution Press (July 24, 2018)

A positive agenda for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

All 193 member nations of the United Nations agreed in September 2015 to adopt a set of seventeen "Sustainable Development Goals," to...

Sustainability and Innovation

by Salah M. El-Haggar & Lisa Anderson The American University in Cairo Press (May 04, 2016)

One of the most urgent problems facing the world today is environmental sustainability. Current practices of pollution control, waste treatment, and environmental protection are not only hugely expensive and...