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Making Peace with the Earth
What Future for the Human Species and the Planet
Edited by Jérôme Bindé
With a Preface by Koïchiro Matsuura, Director General of UNESCO
Introduction by Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, former Secretary-General of the UN
Published in Association with UNESCO
184 pages, 21 color & b/w illus., index
ISBN 978-1-84545-498-2 $29.95/£23.95 / Pb / Published (January 2007)
The current world situation is fraught with potential future conflicts and calls for global responses. The point needs to be made yet again that sustainable development concerns us all and is a vital prerequisite for effectively combating poverty, since it is the poorest individuals that are most affected by drought and other natural catastrophes looming over the planet. Today, though, we understand that our war on nature is a world war…As part of the current reform of the United Nations system, a wide-ranging debate has now begun concerning the governance of the environment at a world-wide level and the need for better coordination of everybody’s efforts. [from the Preface] Unesco is actively involved in the debate as reflected in this volume that outlines some of the fundamental themes outlined here by prominent thinkers and offered as a forum for discussion.
Jérôme Bindé is Director of the Office of Foresight at UNESCO and produces the series of the ‘Twenty-first Century Talks’. He is the editor of its first two anthologies Keys to the 21st Century (2000) and The Future of Values (2004). He is also principal co-author of the World Foresight Report The World Ahead: Our Future in the Making (2001), and director of the UNESCO World Report Towards Knowledge Societies (2005).
Subject: Environmental Studies (General)Development Studies
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