State of the World 2008: Toward a Sustainable Global Economy

by The Worldwatch Institute (Author)

Product Description

“Comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible.”—Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O.
Wilson Growing evidence suggests that the global economy, rooted in ideas and
assumptions that were progressive two hundred years ago, is now destroying its
own ecological base and offering little to billions of impoverished people. In
response, pioneers are creating the architecture of sustainable economies, one
innovation at a time. State of the World 2008 describes these innovations—from
microfinance to closed-loop manufacturing and the use of trusts to protect
common resources—as well as identifying the obstacles that prevent a critical
mass of people and organizations from moving toward sustainability, and rallying
coalitions of stakeholders that can produce win-win solutions and strategies for
achieving specific sustainability goals.

About the Author
The Worldwatch Institute is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit research and
publishing organization dedicated to fostering the evolution of an
environmentally sustainable society.

Product Details

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.; 25 Anv edition (January 17, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0393330311


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