WorldCat Identities

Franco, Carol

Works: 8 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 965 library holdings
Genres: Travel writing  Anecdotes  Juvenile works  Field guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD75.6, 333.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carol Franco
Vivement 2050! : programme pour une économie soutenable et désirable by Robert Costanza( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world has changed dramatically. We no longer live in a world relatively empty of humans and their artifacts. We now live in the "Anthropocene" era in a full world where humans are dramatically altering our ecological life-support system. Our traditional economic concepts and models were developed in an empty world. If we are to create sustainable prosperity, if we seek "improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities," we are going to need a new vision of the economy and its relationship to the rest of the world that is better adapted to the new conditions we face. We are going to need an economics that respects planetary boundaries, that recognizes the dependence of human well-being on social relations and fairness, and that recognizes that the ultimate goal is real, sustainable human well-being, not merely growth of material consumption. This new economics recognizes that the economy is embedded in a society and culture that are themselves embedded in an ecological life-support system, and that the economy cannot grow forever on this finite planet. In this report, we discuss the need to focus more directly on the goal of sustainable human well-being rather than merely GDP growth. This includes protecting and restoring nature, achieving social and intergenerational fairness (including poverty alleviation), stabilizing population, and recognizing the significant nonmarket contributions to human well-being from natural and social capital. To do this, we need to develop better measures of progress that go well beyond GDP and begin to measure human well-being and its sustainability more directly
The legacy guide : capturing the facts, memories, and meaning of your life by Carol Franco( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultimate guide and companion for anyone who wants to record the story of his or her life or that of a loved one. Have you ever wondered about an ancestor you know only as a compelling face in a faded family photograph' Imagine discovering an entire book on this ancestor's life -one that described the world in which he lived and detailed his dreams, accomplishments, disappointments, and the accumulated wisdom of a lifetime. The Legacy Guide helps readers create such a book. Designed for writers and non-writers alike, it outlines a simple, intuitive, and highly flexible framework for turning your personal history-or that of a loved one-into a treasured family heirloom. It's been said that everyone has a story to tell, but anyone who has sat down to record his or her life story will tell you that there were moments of feeling completely overwhelmed and frustrated. Introducing the innovative program Facts to Memories to Meaning, The Legacy Guide takes you step-by-step through the seven stages of life-such as childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, etc.-to recall moments long forgotten and to discover their significance. And it helps you fashion these pieces together, much as you would a scrapbook, into a creative and compelling whole. Full of engaging and instructive quotations from the famous and the not-so-famous who have committed their stories to paper, The Legacy Guide will inspire you to capture the milestone events that have given shape to your life and allow you to weave them into a book that preserves this legacy for generations to come
Your keys our home : the senior nomads' incredible Airbnb journey( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you've ever dreamed of casting off your worldly possessions and traveling to your heart's content, this story about two intrepid seniors will inspire you no matter your age. Michael and Debbie Campbell felt they had one more adventure in them before considering retirement in the traditional sense, so they filled two rolling duffel bags with life's essentials (including their own pillows) and hit the road. Three years later, having sold their home in Seattle, their "Senior Nomad" lifestyle has no end in sight. Ride along as they share tales of living full-time in Airbnbs in over 50 countries and pay tribute to the many hosts who not only helped them live daily life, but also offered unique opportunities to experience their cities. From the barber's chair in Dublin and the dentist's chair in Split, to a wild motorcycle ride in Athens, a peek behind the Soviet Curtain in Transnistria, and the demise of a chicken for dinner in Marrakech, hosts made the Campbell's dream of adventure come true. Discover how Debbie and Michael find their next Airbnb, how they get there, and the many ways they enjoy their new city just as the locals do. Learn their tips and tricks for using Airbnb and how they get the most out of each stay, all while spending little more than they would have spent settled into their rocking chairs in Seattle
A child's guide to California wildflowers by Carol Franco( Book )

in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encourages kids of all ages to seek out and catalog wildflowers found while hiking in California. Includes note pages for writing a wildflower collecting journal
An Introduction to ecological economics by Robert Costanza( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'An Introduction to Ecological Economics' is the definitive introduction to the field of ecological economics, which is concerned with extending and integrating the study and management of ecological as well as economic needs, sustaining both 'nature's household' and 'humankind's household'
An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Second Edition by Robert Costanza( )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"" ... A useful transdisciplinary lens through which to view and understand stubborn global problems of inequity, environmental degradation and declining well-being. It challenges the traditional use of GDP as a metric of progress and argues for an approach more in tune with the challenges of the 21st Century, one that builds and values stronger socio-ecological systems as the only way of ensuring transformative change for all in an increasingly full world.""--Dr. Debra Roberts, Ethekwini Municipality, Durban South Africa"" ... a unique tool to approach issues that are vital for the future of the pl
Ecologia function assessment in the colombian andean coffee-growing region by Dolors Armenteras Pascual( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sistemas de Alerta Temprana para Inundaciones análisis Comparativo de Tres Países Latinoamericanos by Susana del Granado( )

1 edition published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Los países de América Latina y el Caribe estan afectados por eventos climáticos extremos. En República Dominicana, Ecuador y Bolivia existe un incremento en el riesgo a sucesos extremos en general y a inundaciones en particular. El objetivo de este estudio es comparar los Sistemas de Alerta Temprana (SATs) para inundaciones, identificar los problemas, las lecciones aprendidas y a partir de ello hacer recomendaciones. Con este fin , se analizaron los indicadores relacionados a inundaciones y SATs. Desde septiembre de 2014 hasta julio de 2015, se realizaron 32 entrevistas estructuradas a los más destacados actores, de las principales instituciones, a nivel local y nacional. Encontramos que existen sistemas de monitoreo sólidos, y por ello, se ha trabajado en la mayoría de los casos fortaleciendo la parte técnica y de pronósticos para inundaciones. Sin embargo, en los tres países todavía existe una brecha entre el pronóstico técnico y la comunicación/respuesta de la comunidad. La diferencia entre un fenómeno natural y un desastre puede ser un Sistema de Alerta Temprana, que tome como eje central la participación de las comunidades y la coordinación con las autoridades. Es necesario fortalecer los SATs que existen localmente dando a las comunidades herramientas necesarias y coordinando los sistemas locales y nacionales para dar una alerta, reacción y acción oportunas
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.32 for The legacy ... to 0.97 for Sistemas d ...)

The legacy guide : capturing the facts, memories, and meaning of your life
A child's guide to California wildflowers