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Worldwatch Institute

Works: 679 works in 1,730 publications in 3 languages and 61,550 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Serial publications  Reference works  Abstracts 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, Author, cor, isb
Classifications: HC59, 338.9
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State of the world, 1990 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

169 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldwatch Institute's seventh annual assessment of the earth's health focuses on major policy initiatives needed to stabilize the climate, improve air quality, and reduce poverty. Suggests a wholesale reordering of government priorities
State of the world by Worldwatch Institute( )

in English and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jahreszeitschrift über die Zustände, wirtschaftlich und sozial, der Welt. Socio-ökonomische Studien
Vital signs : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( )

in English and Italian and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication discusses worldwide problems and issues of concern. There are two major parts. Part I deals with "Converging Demands." For those who regularly read the Worldwatch Papers, much of the material in this section will be familiar. The material is included here particularly for the sake of those readers abroad who do not have ready access to the Institute's publications. Discussed are erosion, biological systems under pressure, oil, food, and emerging economic and social stresses. Part ii, "The Path to Sustainability," comprises approximately two-thirds of the publication. A number of issues are examined including population growth, conservation of natural resources, renewable energy (E.G. wood, wind, and falling water), and changing values. The shape of a sustainable society--a sustainable transportation system, the resurgence of agriculture, new industries and jobs, urbanization, greater local self reliance, and simpler life styles--is examined. The means of transition to this sustainable society and the institutional challenges are discussed. The publication concludes with a subject index. (Author/RM)
Beyond Malthus : sixteen dimensions of the population problem by Lester R Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Danish and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study looks at 16 dimensions or effects of population growth in order to gain a better perspective on how future population trends are likely to affect the human prospect. The evidence gathered here indicates that the rapid population growth prevailing in a majority of the world's countries is not going to continue much longer. Either countries will get their act together, shifting quickly to smaller families, or death rates will rise from one or more [stresses such as AIDS, ethnic conflicts, or water shortages]." The sixteen topics are grain production, fresh water, biodiversity, climate change, oceanic fish catch, jobs, cropland, forests, housing, energy, urbanization, natural recreation areas, education, waste, meat production, and income. (Excerpt)
World watch( )

in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running on empty : the future of the automobile in an oil-short world by Lester R Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an initial assessment of the fast changing oil outlook and its implications for the future of the automobile. Until recently, there was little reason to doubt that the automobile's role would continue to expand for the forseeable future. But that assumption no longer seems so certain. The automobile and the sprawling global auto industry are entering perhaps the most difficult period in their history. Their difficulties stem chiefly from the twin problems of growing precariousness in the world's oil supplies and rapidly rising oil prices
The sisterhood of man by Kathleen Newland( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changes in economic and social life throughout the world during the next 25 years will be closely related to changes in the status and roles of women. In this book the author examines how women's roles are changing and the impact of this change on economic and social patterns. Chapter I identifies areas in which women have already gained increased responsibility and involvement, and states two reasons for the support of women's rights. The reasons are that (1) major socioeconomics problems cannot be ultimately resolved without women's participation, and (2) equality between men and women is an integral part of the foundation for a just society. Chapters ii through ix explore women's concerns in areas of legal status, education, health, mass media, politics, work, and family life. Among the topics examined are the underestimation of women's economic contributions, effects of birth control on women's health, the increase in numbers of households headed by women, and the gap between women's formal political rights and their real exercise of political power. Chapter x summarizes the need for change in attitudes toward women as well as in concrete opportunities for more involvement by women. Although some societies are already more progressive than others in recognizing women's rights, more growth must be made on all fronts. (Av)
Inspiring progress : religions' contributions to sustainable development by Gary T Gardner( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Progress" is in trouble. Hunger exists amid plenty. Technology too often serves violence. Forests and species are threatened, and the planet's climate is changing. These Achilles' heels of the otherwise spectacular 20th century threaten to unravel the many gains of that era. The values responsible for these fundamental flaws will need to be corrected if human progress is to continue in the 21st century. Fortunately, many religious people and institutions are stepping up to the challenge with inspiring initiatives to care for the environment and to rethink the way wealth is used in our world. Their contributions, while relatively modest compared to their potential, add value to the movement to build a sustainable world. Increased religious involvement in the effort could help usher in a brighter future of human progress. In the pages of this book, you can find out how." --[P. 4] of COVER
The picture of health : environmental sources of disease by Erik P Eckholm( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals comprehensively with many of the environmental factors that endanger the attainment and maintenance of health, a condition defined as being a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. The author, taking a qlobal view of community life and culture, environmental factors and economic realities, examines the influences of all of these elements on the health and well-beinq of various populations. The price of undernutrition and poor sanitation and the social policies that permit what amounts to a global scandal are discussed. He also examines the health toll of the affluent diet and life style and the chanqes that must occur if the specter of premature death is to be banished from the industrial world. Examinations of the environmental sources of cancer and the scope of occupationally induced diseases are far-reaching. This book should interest and assist government officials, medical and health practitioners, scientists involved in health issues, and laymen. (Jd)
State of the world 2013 : is sustainability still possible? by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?', experts define clear sustainability metrics and examine various policies and perspectives, including geoengineering, corporate transformation, and changes in agricultural policy, that could put us on the path to prosperity without diminishing the well-being of future generations. If these approaches fall short, the final chapters explore ways to prepare for drastic environmental change and resource depletion, such as strengthening democracy and societal resilience, protecting cultural heritage, and dealing with increased conflict and migration flows"--Résumé de l'éditeur
State of the world, 2010 : transforming cultures : from consumerism to sustainability : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This year's volume of State of the World considers how "cultures of consumption" can be transformed into "cultures of sustainability." Many ideas take inspiration from diverse traditions: religions can be called upon to embrace their own deepest values and renounce materialism, practices honoring elders as transmitters of ancient wisdom can be spread beyond regions where they still thrive (Africa, India, etc.); thousand-year-old Asian farming methods can be revived. Ideas for restructuring education include replacing the "Three Rs" with the "Seven Rs" ("reduce, reuse, recycle, respect, reflect, repair, and responsibility") and emphasizing "environmental education" in higher learning. The largest-scale changes include shifting societal goals from "maximizing growth of the market economy to maximizing sustainable human well being," ensuring that the burden of reduced production falls on the wealthiest, not the poorest
Biofuels for transport : global potential and implications for sustainable energy and agriculture by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world is on the verge of an unprecedented increase in the production and use of biofuels for transport. The combination of rising oil prices, issues of security, climate instability and pollution, deepening poverty in rural and agricultural areas, and a host of improved technologies, is propelling governments to enact powerful incentives for the use of these fuels, which is in turn sparking investment. Biofuels for Transport is a unique and comprehensive assessment of the opportunities and risks of the large-scale production of biofuels. The book demystifies complex questions and concerns
State of the world 2012 : moving toward sustainable prosperity : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In articles from experts around the world, this report presents a comprehensive look at current trends in global economics and sustainability, a policy toolbox of clear solutions to some of our most pressing environmental and human challenges, and a path for reforming economic institutions to promote both ecological health and prosperity."--P. [4] of cover
State of the world 2014 : governing for sustainability by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Citizens expect their governments to lead on sustainability. But from largely disappointing international conferences like Rio II to the U.S.'s failure to pass meaningful climate legislation, governments' progress has been lackluster. That's not to say leadership is absent; it just often comes from the bottom up rather than the top down. Action--on climate, species loss, inequity, and other sustainability crises--is being driven by local, people's, women's, and grassroots movements around the world, often in opposition to the agendas pursued by governments and big corporations. These diverse efforts are the subject of the latest volume in the Worldwatch Institute's highly regarded State of the World series. The 2014 edition, marking the Institute's 40th anniversary, examines both barriers to responsible political and economic governance as well as gridlock-shattering new ideas. The authors analyze a variety of trends and proposals, including regional and local climate initiatives, the rise of benefit corporations and worker-owned firms, the need for energy democracy, the Internet's impact on sustainability, and the importance of eco-literacy. A consistent thread throughout the book is that informed and engaged citizens are key to better governance. The book is a clear-eyed yet ultimately optimistic assessment of citizens' ability to govern for sustainability. By highlighting both obstacles and opportunities, State of the World 2014 shows how to effect change within and beyond the halls of government. This volume will be especially useful for policymakers, environmental nonprofits, students of environmental studies, sustainability, or economics--and citizens looking to jumpstart significant change around the world." -- Publisher's description
State of the world 2015 : confronting hidden threats to sustainability by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We think we understand environmental damage: pollution, water scarcity, a warming world. But these problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Food insecurity, financial assets drained of value, and a rapid rise in diseases of animal origin are among the underreported consequences of an unsustainable global system. In this volume, experts explore these hidden threats along with the central question of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks
Vital Signs 2010 : the trends that are shaping our future by Linda Starke( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: From rising meat and seafood production to changes in the climate, Vital Signs 2010 documents 24 trends that are shaping our future and includes concise analyses and clear graphs." "This seventeenth edition of the Worldwatch Institute series shows that climate change continues to cast a long shadow over the world's leading economic, social, and environmental trends. Some of the trends revealed inside are:" On the Cover: Taklamakan Desert Flanked to the north and south by two parts of the ancient Silk Road, the Taklamakan Desert in northwestern China is one of the largest sandy deserts in the world. The area has become a major oil and gas supplier even as local oasis communities battle advancing sands. Desertification in China and Asia is expected to worsen due to human activities like farming and to a changing climate that includes more frequent and prolonged droughts
Vital signs 2011 : the trends that are shaping our future( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From economic growth to sea-level rise, Vital Signs 2011 documents the trends that are shaping our future in concise analysis and clear tables and graphs. This volume makes it clear that the Great Recession affects many of the world's leading economic, social, and environmental trends, but that the impact can be very different by country. This volume reveals, for example: Gross world product increased by just 0.3 percent in 2009, a substantial slowdown from the 2000-2008 average yearly increase of 6.6 percent. But China's economy grew by 9.1 percent, and India's by 7.4 percent. From 1993 to 2009, sea level rose 3.0 millimeters per year as warming melted polar and glacial ices, much faster annual rate than the 1.7 millimeter annual average for the preceding 118 years. Solar photovoltaic capacity increased by 20 percent in 2009, and solar thermal electric power plant capacity increased by 26 percent. Global wind power capacity grew more than 31 percent in cumulative installations, the highest rate in the last eight years. Natural gas consumption dropped by 2.1 percent, the largest recorded one-year decline. The planet's biodiversity continued to suffer, with the addition of 365 species to the "threatened" category of the Red List maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a 2.1 percent increase
Vital signs 2012 : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From organic farming to high-speed rail to wind power, Vital Signs 2012 documents, analyzes, and illustrates with clear tables and graphs 24 key trends that are shaping our future. This nineteenth volume of the Worldwatch Institute series demonstrates that despite a number of positive developments, more work is needed to get the planet on a more-sustainable track. Vital Signs 2012 tracks developments in the environment, agriculture, energy, society, and the economy to inform and inspire the changes needed to build a sustainable world."--Book cover p.[4]
Vital signs : the trends that are shaping our future by Lester R Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses economic, social, and environmental trends
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Beyond Malthus : sixteen dimensions of the population problemThe sisterhood of manInspiring progress : religions' contributions to sustainable developmentState of the world, 2010 : transforming cultures : from consumerism to sustainability : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyBiofuels for transport : global potential and implications for sustainable energy and agricultureVital Signs 2010 : the trends that are shaping our futureVital signs 2011 : the trends that are shaping our futureVital signs : the trends that are shaping our future