By: Paul Hawken
The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world.
In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here – some are well known; some you may have never heard of.
They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next 30 years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the Earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline.
These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being – giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.
Paul Hawken is an author and activist. He has founded successful, ecologically-conscious businesses, and consulted with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. He has written seven books including four national bestsellers: The Next Economy, Growing a Business, and The Ecology of Commerce, and Blessed Unrest. The Ecology of Commerce was voted as the #1 college text on business and the environment by professors in 67 business schools. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, co-authored with Amory Lovins, has been referred to by several heads of state including President Bill Clinton who called it one of the most important books in the world at that time. He has served on the board of many environmental organizations including Center for Plant Conservation, Shelburne Farms, Trust for Public Land, Conservation International, and National Audubon Society.
Paperback: 256 pages
Release date: April 18, 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books