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Works: 732 works in 1,923 publications in 3 languages and 62,727 library holdings
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State of the world, 1990 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

109 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 4,239 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 Undetermined and held by 2,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jahreszeitschrift über die Zustände, wirtschaftlich und sozial, der Welt. Socio-ökonomische Studien
World watch( )

in 3 languages and held by 2,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State of the world 2013 : is sustainability still possible? by Worldwatch Institute( )

17 editions published in 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,568 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."--Provided by publisher
State of the world 2014 : governing for sustainability by Worldwatch Institute( )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,289 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
Beyond Malthus : sixteen dimensions of the population problem by Lester R Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,201 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)
Vital signs : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vital Signs Volume 21 is all about growth. From natural disasters to cars to organic farming, the two dozen trends examined here indicate both increasing pressure on natural resources and scaled up efforts to live more sustainably. In 2012, world auto production set yet another record with passenger-car production rising to 66.7 million. That same year, the number of natural disasters climbed to 905, roughly one hundred more than the 10-year annual average, and 90 percent were weather related. Alongside these mounting pressures come investments in renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. The number of acres of land farmed organically has tripled since 1999, though it still makes up less than 1% of total farmland. Not all the statistics are going up. Key measures of development aid have fallen, as have global commodity prices. Yet the overall trend is expansion, both for the good and ill of the planet. Vital Signs provides the latest data available, but its value goes beyond simple numbers. Through insightful analysis of global trends, it offers a starting point for those seeking solutions to the future's intensifying challenges. -- Publisher
Building a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,182 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)
State of the world 2015 : confronting hidden threats to sustainability by G Gardner( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,172 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 by environmental damage, and a rapid rise in diseases of animal origin are among the underreported consequences of an unsustainable global system. In State of the World 2015, the flagship publication of The Worldwatch Institute, experts explore hidden threats to sustainability and how to address them. How will nations deal with migration as climate change refugees cross borders in order to escape flooding, drought, or other extreme weather events? What will happen to the price and availability of fossil energy--the foundation of industrial civilization--as these resources oscillate between surplus and scarcity? If perpetual economic growth on a finite planet is impossible, what are the alternatives? Can national governments manage the transition? Eight key issues are addressed in depth, along with the central question of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks."--Publisher's description
Vital signs : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( )

in English and Italian and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State of the world 2011 : innovations that nourish the planet : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Royce Gloria Androa( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"State of the World 2011 ... assesses the state of agricultural innovations--from cropping methods to irrigation technology to agricultural policy--with an emphasis on sustainability, diversity, and ecosystem health in the hope of guiding governments, foundations, and concerned citizens in their efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty."--Back cover
State of the world, 2010 : transforming cultures : from consumerism to sustainability : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Linda Starke( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,142 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
Vital signs 2012 : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,050 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]
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 997 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
State of the World : Can a City Be Sustainable? by Worldwatch Institute( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cities are the world's future. Today, more than half of the global population lives in urban areas, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities? In the latest edition of State of the World, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting these principles into practice. From Portland, Oregon to Ahmedabad, India, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Issues examined range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government. Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow." --Cover
State of the world 2012 : moving toward sustainable prosperity : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 925 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."--Page 4 of cover
Biofuels for transport : global potential and implications for sustainable energy and agriculture by Worldwatch Institute( )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Biofuels for Transport' is a comprehensive assessment of the opportunities and risks of the large-scale production of biofuels, which demystifies complex questions and concerns such as the 'food v. fuel' debate
The sisterhood of man by Kathleen Newland( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 815 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)
State of the world, 2004 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] examines how we consume, why we consume, and what impact our consumption old growth lumber to gas guzzling cars, many of the things we buy support destructive chasing power to build markets for less-hazardous products, including fair traded foods, green power, and fuel cell vehicles.-- From back cover
Inspiring progress : religions' contributions to sustainable development by Gary T Gardner( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 809 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
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The sisterhood of man
Beyond Malthus : sixteen dimensions of the population problemVital signs : the trends that are shaping our futureState of the world 2011 : innovations that nourish the planet : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyState 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 agricultureThe sisterhood of manState of the world, 2004 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable societyInspiring progress : religions' contributions to sustainable development
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