Current Publications


Meaning, Religion, and a Great Transition
Essay

Meaning, Religion, and a Great Transition

Can religion be a progressive force for confronting world challenges? Michael Karlberg argues that it can if reconceptualized as an evolving system of knowledge and practice rooted in universal values.


With commentary and a response from the author
Climate: The Crisis and the Movement
Interview

Climate: The Crisis and the Movement

Naomi Klein indicts the capitalist economic system for bringing us to the brink of climate crisis and calls for building a movement for a more equitable and sustainable alternative.

Recent


  • A Great Transition? Where We Stand

    Paul Raskin

    October 2014

    A Great Transition? Where We Stand
    Paul Raskin revisits the scenarios developed by the Global Scenario Group and asks, which future are we living in? Despite proliferating perils, he argues, a Great Transition remains plausible—if an emerging social actor moves to center stage.

  • Debating the Sharing Economy

    Juliet Schor

    October 2014

    Debating the Sharing Economy

    What is the "sharing economy"? Can it contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future? Juliet Schor answers these questions, arguing that democratizing the ownership of these new platforms will be key to realizing their potential.

    With commentary from Julian Agyeman, Dean Baker, Maurie Cohen, Milicent Johnson, Duncan McLaren, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, and Chris Tittle.


  • Dreaming of a Sustainable China

    Peggy Liu

    October 2014

    Dreaming of a Sustainable China

    Peggy Liu, the co-founder of the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy, discusses efforts to steer China's rapid development in a sustainable direction and to reimagine prosperity while doing so.


Forthcoming


  • The Degrowth Alternative

    Giorgos Kallis


  • A Great Transition Within Planetary Boundaries

    Johan Rockström


  • Uniting Nations: The UN at a Crossroads

    Achim Steiner


  • Surviving the Econocene: Against Economism

    Richard Norgaard


  • New Beliefs for Another World

    John Ehrenfeld