The Path to a Sustainable Civilisation: Technological, Socioeconomic and Political Change


Author: Mark Diesendorf (Author),


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“A challenging book offering a radical perspective on the way ahead … .” (Renew Extra Weekly, renewextraweekly.blogspot.com, July 8, 2023)

“Their book is one of hope. This is because they believe that the parts of the pathway to a sustainable future that are already broken can be repaired by implementing widespread technological change along with restructuring global economies and systems of governance.” (Nick Smith, E&T Engineering and Technology, eandt.theiet.org, July 6, 2023)

“In their hopeful book, The Path to a Sustainable Civilisation, the authors set out the challenges, dispel myths and provide a comprehensive set of policies and actions … . Diesendorf and Taylor do in their book goes a step further. They helpfully provide a holistic and comprehensive list of what community actions and government policies are actually required to achieve a Sustainable Civilisation beyond just climate action.” (Mike, Court of the Grandchildren, courtofthegrandchildren.com, May 21, 2023)

About the Author

Dr Mark Diesendorf is Honorary Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney. Previously he was Professor of Environmental Science and Founding Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at University of Technology Sydney. His books include Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change, Climate Action: A campaign manual for greenhouse solutions, and Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy.

Rod Taylor is a science writer and broadcaster. His science columns have been running in Fairfax and ACM papers for over 14 years. He is co-editor of the 2022 book Sustainability and the New Economics and author of Ten Journeys on a Fragile Planet.


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