sustainability resources

Reports:

(Most reliable and comprehensive global reports)

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: WG I (2021) (climate science, causes, effects, scenarios)

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report:WG II (2022) (impacts, adaptation, vulnerabilities)

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: WG III (2022) (mitigation)

UNEP Emissions Gap Report (2021) (which scenario are we headed towards)

IPBES Global Assessment Report (2019) (on nature’s decline)

WWF Living Planet Report (2020) (biodiversity loss)

WRI Creating a Sustainable Food Future Report (2018) (how food systems relate to sustainability)

Books:

Less is More, Jason Hickel (the case for degrowth)

The Story of Stuff, Annie Leonard (critique on mass consumerism)

Collapse, Jared Diamond (how past societies collapsed)

A Short History of Progress, Ronald Wright (history of human progress)

Energy and Civilization: A History, Vaclav Smil (how energy shaped society)

Energy Transitions, Vaclav Smil (energy transitions take a long time)

The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert (biodiversity loss)

Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert (examination of solutions)

Climate: A New Story, Charles Eisenstein (an alternative perspective toward the ecological crisis)

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Bill Gates (solutions, from a techno-optimist)

Videos:

The Story of Stuff

Energy Transitions : Global & National Perspectives | Vaclav Smil

Reconciling Slow Transition & Fast Climate Change | Vaclav Smil

Jason Hickel: Economics in an Age of Climate Breakdown

How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory

Climate: A New Story – Charles Eisenstein

Global Warming: Prof. Rich Wolfson

Sir Robert Watson – Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss

Films:

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

Other Resources:

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

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