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A Renewable World


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Table of Contents

Foreword by Bianca Jagger.
Foreword by Ashok Khosla.
Introduction and executive summary.
List of acronyms and abbreviations.
Energy Change, Climate Change.
Carbon and the Biosphere.
Renewable Energy.
Towards Energy Equality.
Energy Sufficiency.
The Green-Collar Economy.
Renewing the City.
From Global to Local?
Problem Technologies.
Going Deeper, Looking Further.
The World Future Council.
About the Authors.

About the Author

Prof. Herbert Giradet is an author, consultant and filmmaker. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA), a patron of the Soil Association, and a recipient of a UN Global 500 Award 'for outstanding environmental achievements'. In 2003 he was 'Thinker in Residence' in Adelaide, developing sustainability strategies for South Australia. He is visiting professor at the University of Northumbria, Middlesex University, and the University of West of England.


'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, *

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 *

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