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A Renewable World

A Renewable World

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Published by Miguel Mendonca
A Renewable World
Energy, Ecology, Equality
A Report for the World Future Council

Herbert Girardet & Miguel Mendonça

A global survey of policies and practices which address energy and climate challenges. The book argues for a global shift to a renewables-based energy system, and a worldwide effort to re-green the world to boost the biological sequestration of carbon. Chapters address energy efficiency and sufficiency, green jobs, renewables for developed and developing countries, urban sustainability, nuclear energy and biofuels issues, localisation and democracy.

Copyright World Future Council. Designed by Rick Lawrence at Samskara Design.

‘Here’s the book we’ve been waiting for: a thorough, up-to-date, and above all proportionate response to our climatic predicament. When I say proportionate, I mean: it tells us how to solve the problem we really have, not the one we wish we had. It’s truly important!’
– Bill McKibben, founder, 350.org.

Moving towards a green economy requires focused and smart public policies to enable new markets to emerge. The story of renewable energy and feed-in tariffs presented in this book provides a powerful illustration of how consumers and producers of clean energy can – given the right policy framework – transform the market for energy almost overnight.’
– Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

‘A Renewable World is based on the renewable gifts of sun, soil, seed. This is how sustainable societies of the South, especially the women, have kept society fed and clothed over millennia. This important book highlights the solutions that allow us to regenerate our renewable natural capital and reduce our ecological footprint, while increasing human welfare.’
– Vandana Shiva, philosopher, environmental activist, and eco feminist

First published in the UK in 2009 by Green Books Ltd Foxhole, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EB www.greenbooks.co.uk on behalf of The World Future Council 100 Pall Mall, London
A Renewable World
Energy, Ecology, Equality
A Report for the World Future Council

Herbert Girardet & Miguel Mendonça

A global survey of policies and practices which address energy and climate challenges. The book argues for a global shift to a renewables-based energy system, and a worldwide effort to re-green the world to boost the biological sequestration of carbon. Chapters address energy efficiency and sufficiency, green jobs, renewables for developed and developing countries, urban sustainability, nuclear energy and biofuels issues, localisation and democracy.

Copyright World Future Council. Designed by Rick Lawrence at Samskara Design.

‘Here’s the book we’ve been waiting for: a thorough, up-to-date, and above all proportionate response to our climatic predicament. When I say proportionate, I mean: it tells us how to solve the problem we really have, not the one we wish we had. It’s truly important!’
– Bill McKibben, founder, 350.org.

Moving towards a green economy requires focused and smart public policies to enable new markets to emerge. The story of renewable energy and feed-in tariffs presented in this book provides a powerful illustration of how consumers and producers of clean energy can – given the right policy framework – transform the market for energy almost overnight.’
– Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

‘A Renewable World is based on the renewable gifts of sun, soil, seed. This is how sustainable societies of the South, especially the women, have kept society fed and clothed over millennia. This important book highlights the solutions that allow us to regenerate our renewable natural capital and reduce our ecological footprint, while increasing human welfare.’
– Vandana Shiva, philosopher, environmental activist, and eco feminist

First published in the UK in 2009 by Green Books Ltd Foxhole, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EB www.greenbooks.co.uk on behalf of The World Future Council 100 Pall Mall, London

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Published by: Miguel Mendonca on Mar 07, 2012
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