Researched and written by an eminent team at Friends of the Earth, Tomorrow’s World argues that Britain must make deep cuts in resource consumption in order to allow developing countries to escape from poverty, and to prevent further breaches of environmental limits.
This book explores whether Europe can produce a sustainable future and the difficulties presented by globalisation. Focusing on politics and policy, this edited volume considers the ways in which European states and the European Union can and should organize themselves economically and socially in order to address the challenges of sustainable development.
Ecocriticism explores the relationship between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production. It traces the development of modern environmental movements and explores the concepts which have most occupied ecocritics.
Scientist Fukuoka practices a system of farming he refers to as “natural farming.” In The One Straw Revolution, he describes the philosophy and techniques behind it and the impact of his natural farming methods. Although some of his practices are specific to Japan, the governing philosophy of his method has successfully been applied around the world.
Ethics and Biotechnology addresses the ethical dilemmas posed by the expanding field of biotechnology. The multi-disciplinary contributors are drawn from the fields of philosophy, agricultural economics, medicine, political theory, biology, embryology, social policy and theology.
Environmental Policy discusses the opportunities and constraints that environmental systems place upon the operation of human systems. It suggests environmental policy is a potential way to modify the operation of human systems so that they function within environmental constraints.
Making ‘People-Friendly’ Towns: Improving the Public Environment in Towns and Cities by Tibbalds, Francis
Francis Tibbalds provides a new philosophical approach to the problem of urban environments and town planning, suggesting that places as a whole matter much more than the individual components that make up the urban environment such as buildings, roads and parks.
RSA Arts and Ecology talks with Alan Sonfist about his pioneering work transforming landscapes to unearth their natural – and human – histories. Interview by John Grande.
Curator Max Andrews on rubbish in art, and the significance of Tue Greenfort’s RSA Arts and Ecology commission at Frieze 2008.
When writer Tony White was commissioned to write the libretto for an opera about the Antarctic, he embarked on a remarkable voyage of discovery himself, meeting scientists who shared the latest thinking on climate change.