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XI.       Sustainability Manifestos

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This bibliography is concerned with disturbing environmental and social trends, along with the potential to make things better and the risks if we don’t.  This section provides links to articles and reports that diagnose our problems and go so far as to suggest how they should be addressed in ways that address the roots of the problems. If you are yearning for someone to just tell you what we should do to fix everything, then this is the section for you. 

Before wading into the articles of this section, it is helpful to have a grounding in the principles and controversies of sustainability.  You can find those articles in section IX.  

There is a lot of utopian thinking1 to be found in the articles shared here, which has its pros and cons.  The primary dodgy thing about utopian thinking is that old saw about how ‘one man’s utopia is another man’s dystopia.’ As there is no one shared set of values and ethics, it is difficult to envision a future state that will sit well for everyone.  And the more fervently one believes in the moral correctness of their vision of a utopian end state, the less tolerant they are to dissent.  That can get ugly very fast. 

But we desperately need more of us engaging in visioning new and better ways to be humans together on this planet.  Our practice at doing this has been horribly stunted, as has the degree to which we feel we have some agency in steering the trajectory of civilization.  Try to think of some recent work of fiction, film, or art that depicts a plausible, more utopian future.  Go ahead, I’ll wait…  Not much to point to, is there?  On the other hand, we are awash in depictions of dystopian futures.  Yes, utopian futures where everything is sunshine and puppies make poor subjects for stories needing the drama of tension and conflict.  Yes, depictions of dystopias serve a purpose of warning us away from following negative paths right now (er… see section VI).  But it is awfully difficult to arrive at a better place (some promised land) if we don’t have some plan on how to get out of our current situation. 

Given that there are >100 citations below, there must be a fair amount of variability in the proposals for a more sustainable world.  They vary depending on the ideologies and values of the authors (see section III).  They range from incremental anthropocentric approaches favoring the preservation of market-based capitalism, with reliance on governmental policy interventions and technological innovation, to more radical ecocentric approaches favoring grassroots-up cultural transformation, increased local self-sufficiency, and “de-growth” leading to a more steady-state economic paradigm.  Regardless of where they fall on this spectrum, all of the manifestos below are focused on the future and are out to create a civilization that is more equitable, just, safe, and ecologically healthy.  FYI - more articles representing the eco-communalism perspective and how to make it work can be found in section VIIIG.

Which sustainability “manifesto” works best for you and what does that reveal about your thinking?  The ones that work best for me are the ones that see sustainability as more of a never-ending process of striving for justice and well-being than as a well-defined utopian end state. This allows for a more pluralistic way forward that would also be more adaptive.  But I am aware that my preferred way of thinking about sustainability is one that would work best with: lots of time to negotiate through a tricky cultural transformation, an engaged and well-informed citizenry, and an inclusive, truly democratic system in place to nurture the negotiations and enact the plans arrived via consensus.  Now it is increasingly looking like we have run out of the time to be leisurely about this and more stringent and rushed measures may be necessary in the short term to ensure that we have some version of civilization with which to tinker.  Fortunately, we have some blueprints to consult below. Mix and match as you like.




Albrecht, G (2016). Exiting the Anthropocene and Entering the Symbiocene. Minding Nature, 9(2).


Alexander, S (2016). Policies for a Post-growth Economy. Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Issues Paper No. 6.  or [The last two sections of this are refreshingly “real.”]


Alexander, S and Baumann, A (2020). Access to Land Plus a Participation Income Could Change the World. Resilience. March 3.


Alperovitz, G (2017). Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth. The Next System, June 28.


Anderson, V (2018). Protecting the Interests of Future Generations. CUSP Working Paper Series No. 14. [A collection of various mechanisms as applied by or to different world governments]


Andreas, M and Wagner, F, eds. (2012). Realizing Utopia: Ecovillage Endeavors and Academic Approaches. Rachel Carson Center Perspectives, 8. [Book with many interesting chapters.]


Angel, J (2016). Towards Energy Democracy: Discussions and Outcomes from an International Workshop. The Transnational Institute.


Asafu-Adjaye, J and 17 co-authors (2015). An EcoModernist Manifesto. The Breakthrough Institute.


Asara, V, Otero, I, Demaria, F and Corbera, E (2015). Socially Sustainable Degrowth as a Social–ecological Transformation: Repoliticizing Sustainability. Sustainability Science, 10.


Assadourian, E (2013a). Building an Enduring Environmental Movement, in Assadourian, E and Prugh, T (eds.), State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? Worldwatch Institute.


Assadourian, E (2013b). Re-engineering Cultures to Create a Sustainable Civilization, in Assadourian, E and Prugh, T (eds.), State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? Worldwatch Institute.


Bai, X, van der Leeuw, S, O'Brien, K, Berkhout, F, Biermann, F, Brondizio, E, Cudennec, C, Dearing, J, Duraiappah, A, Glaser, M, Revkin, A, Steffen, W and Syvitski, J (2016). Plausible and Desirable Futures in the Anthropocene: A New Research Agenda. Global Environmental Change, 39.


Barnes, P (2006). Capitalism 3.0. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. San Francisco, CA.


Bauwens, M (2016). A Commons Transition Plan. or


Bauwens, M, Kostakis, V and Pazaitis, A (2019).  Peer to Peer: The Commons Manifesto. Commons Transition.


Beddoe, R and 12 co-authors (2009). Overcoming Systemic Roadblocks to Sustainability: The Evolutionary Redesign of Worldviews, Institutions, and Technologies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 106(8): 2483-2489.


Beling, A, Vanhulst, J, Demaria, F, Rabi, V. Carballo, A and Pelenc, J (2017). Discursive Synergies for a ‘Great Transformation’ Towards Sustainability: Pragmatic Contributions to a Necessary Dialogue Between Human Development, Degrowth, and Buen Vivir. Ecological Economics, 144.


Ben-Eli, M (2017). The Five Core Principles of Sustainability. The Sustainability Laboratory


Bennett, E, Biggs, R, Peterson, G and Gordon, J (2021). Patchwork Earth: Navigating Pathways to Just, Thriving, and Sustainable Futures. One Earth, 4(2).


Bennet, N, Blythe, J, Cisneros-Montemayor, A, Singh, G and Sumaila, R (2019). Just Transformations to Sustainability. Sustainability, 11(14). 


Biermann, F, Abbott, K, Andresen, S, Bäckstrand, K, Bernstein, S, Betsill, M, Bulkeley, H, Cashore, B, Clapp, J, Folke, C, Gupta, A, Gupta, J, Haas, P, Jordan, A, Kanie, N, Kluvánková-Oravská, T, Lebel, L, Liverman, D, Meadowcroft, J, Mitchell, Ronald, Newell, P, Oberthür, S, Olsson, L, Pattberg, P, Sánchez-Rodríguez, R, Schroeder, H, Underdal, A, Camargo Vieira, S, Vogel, C, Young, O, Brock, A, and Zondervan, R (2011). Transforming Governance and Institutions for Global Sustainability: Key Insights from the Earth System Governance Project. Earth System Governance Working Paper No. 17. Earth System Governance Project.


Berners-Lee, M, Kennelly, C, Watson, R and Hewitt, C (2018). Current Global Food Production is Sufficient to Meet Human Nutritional Needs in 2050 Provided There is Radical Societal Adaptation. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 6.


The Blue River Quorum (2011). The Blue River Declaration: An Ethic of the Earth. Spring Creek Project, Oregon State University.


Brown, P (2013). Democracy in the Anthropocene. Center for Humans and Nature, Feb. 25. [A political philosophy essay.]


Butler, T, Lerch, D and Weuthner, G (2012). What We’re For, in The ENERGY Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth. Post Carbon Institute.


Carlock, G and Mangan, E (2018).  A Green New Deal: A Progressive Vision for Environmental Sustainability and Economic Stability. Data for Progress.


Center for Climate Change & Health (2018). Global Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity. Public Health Institute.


Center for Ecoliteracy (2011). Seven Lessons for Leaders in Systems Change.


Center for Ecoliteracy (2019). Systems Change. [Leads to many resources]


Cha, J, Pastor, M, Wander, M, Sadd, J and Morello-Frosch, R (2019). A Roadmap to an Equitable Low-Carbon Future: Four Pillars for a Just Transition. The Climate Equity Network. [Focused on California]


Chapin, S et al., (2009). Ecosystem Stewardship: Sustainability Strategies for a Rapidly Changing planet. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 25(4).


Climate Justice Alliance (2016). Our Power Campaign: Charting a Path to Climate Justice.


Climate Justice Alliance (2019). Just Transition.


Collard, R-C, Dempsey, J and Sundberg, J (2015). A Manifesto for Abundant Futures. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 2. [Alternative conservation practices to foster multispecies abundance.]


Connor, R, Talafre, J, Hasan, E and Abolina, E (2015b). Framework for Implementing the Future We Want, in The United Nations World Water Development Report 2015: Water for a Sustainable World. World Water Assessment Programme, UNESCO. Pp. 93-104.  


Costanza, R (2000). Visions of Alternative (Unpredictable) Futures and Their Use in Policy Analysis. Conservation Ecology, 4(1).


Costanza, R, Alperovitz, G, Daly, H, Farley, J, Franco, C, Jackson, I, Kubiszewski, I, Schor, J and Victor, P (2013). Building a Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in-Society-in-Nature. United Nations Division for Sustainable Development. 


Creative City Network of Canada (2007). Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Sustainability. Creative City News, Special Edition 4.


Curtis, F (2002). Eco-localism and Sustainability. Ecological Economics, 46: 83-102.


Daly, H (2008). A Steady-State Economy. Sustainable Development Commission, UK.


Davey, B (2015). Austerity and Degrowth – Dealing with the Economic Crisis and the Ecological Crisis Together. CREDO Economics, Aug. 12. 


Davies, K (2009). A Learning Society, in Villiers-Stuart, P and Stibbe, A (eds.), The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy. University of Brighton.


Davis, B and Richards, A (2006). Leadership Handbook: Theory and Approach for Building Socially Sustainable Communities. Wildflowers Institute.


Dawson, J, Jackson, R and Norberg-Hodge, H (eds.) (2010). Gaian Economics: Living Well Within Planetary Limits. Permanent Publications.


Democratic Socialists of America (2019). Democratic Socialists of America’s Green New Deal Principles.


Dinerstein, E, et al., (2019). A Global Deal for Nature: Guiding Principles, Milestones, and Targets. Science Advances, 5(4).


Dinerstein, E et al., (2020). A “Global Safety Net” to Reverse Biodiversity Loss and Stabilize Earth’s Climate. Science Advances, 6(36).


Dobbin, K (2021). Environmental Justice Organizing as Commoning Practice in Groundwater Reform: Linking Movement and Management in the Quest for More Just and Sustainable Rural Futures.  Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 9(1).


Earth Charter Commission (2000).  The Earth Charter.  Earth Charter International Secretariat.


Environmental Justice Foundation (2021). A Manifesto to Combat Global Heating.


European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability (2019). Reshaping the Future: How Local Communities are Catalysing Social, Economic and Ecological Transformation in Europe.


Evergreen Collaborative (2021). The Evergreen Action Plan.


Ferdig, M (2007). Sustainability Leadership: Co-creating a Sustainable Future. Journal of Change Management, 7(1): 25-35.


Fleming, D (2016a). Introduction, in Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. Chelsea Green Publishing.


Fleming, D (2016b). A Guide to Lean Logic, in Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. Chelsea Green Publishing.


Fletcher, R, Massarella, K, Kothari, A, Das, P, Dutta, A and Buscher, B (2020). Setting Out the Principles of Post-growth Conservation. Radical Ecological Democracy, Aug. 23.


Friedrich, J, Zscheichler, J and Faust, H (2021). Social-ecological Transformation and COVID-19: The Need to Revisit Working-class Environmentalism. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 30(1).


Fullerton, J (2015). Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Principles and Patterns Will Shape Our New Economy. Capital Institute.


Future Earth (2013). Initial Design.


Future Earth (2014). Future Earth 2025 Vision.


Future Earth Transition Team (2013). Future Earth Initial Design. Future Earth. [A detailed roadmap]


German Advisory Council on Global Change (2011). World in Transition: A Social Contract for Sustainability. [420 page long report.]


Gillard, R, Gouldson, A, Paavola, J and Alstine, J (2016). Transformational Responses to Climate Change: Beyond a Systems Perspective of Social Change in Mitigation and Adaptation. WIRES Climate Change, 7(2).


Global Deal for Nature (2019). Summary of the Global Deal for Nature: Science.


Global Safety Net (2021). [The first global-scale analysis of land areas requiring protection to solve the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change, upholding and strengthening Indigenous land rights. Includes interactive maps, a video, and link to the paper in Science Advances.]


Goerner, S (2015). Regenerative Development:  The Art and Science of Creating Durably Vibrant Human Networks. Capital Institute. 


Goffman, E (2020). In the Wake of COVID-19, is Glocalization our Sustainability Future? Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, 16.


Hallam, R (2019). Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse. Roger Hallam.Com.


Hallsmith, G, Lovins, L, Miller, M, Lietaer, B, Juniper, C and Fawbush, W (2006). Laser (Local Action for Sustainable Economic Renewal): Guide to Community Development. Global Community Initiatives, Natural Capitalism Solutions and America’s Development Foundation.


Hamann, A, Zea-Schmidt, C, Leinfelder, R, Hartmann, J, Hulsmann, J, Nippoldt, R and Ugurel, I (2013). The Great Transformation: Climate – Can We Beat the Heat? German Advisory Council on Global Change. [A long and remarkably thorough comic book of our challenges and solutions, from a green technology and sustainable development perspective.]


Hancock, T (2019). Beyond Science and Technology: Creating Planetary Health Needs Not Just ‘Head Stuff’, but Social Engagement and ‘Heart, Gut and Spirit’ Stuff. Challenges, 10(1).


Hatcher, B (2020). Notes for the Next Constitution (Or Maybe the One After That). Hermetica. [A lengthy, thoughtful manifesto.]


Hecht, A, Fiskel, J, Fulton, S, Yosie, T, Hawkins, N, Leuenberger, H, Golden, J and Lovejoy, T (2012). Creating the Future We Want. Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, 8(2): 62-75.


Heinberg, R (2017). There’s No App for That: Technology and Morality in the Age of Climate Change, Overpopulation, and Biodiversity Loss. Post Carbon Institute, Aug. 8. [A free online book. The last chapter is titled What We Must Do.]


Heinrich Boll Foundation (2014). Resource Politics for a Fair Future. Publication Series on Ecology, 38.


Heinrich Boll Foundation (2018). Radical Realism for Climate Justice: A Civil Society Response to the Challenge of Limiting Global Warming to 1.5°C. Publication Series on Ecology, 44.


Herbert, Y (2005). The Sustainability Imperative. Community Research Connections, Discussion Paper Series, No. 2. [“A preliminary investigation into sustainable communities in Canada.”]


Hoekstra, AY (2011). The Global Dimension of Water Governance: Why the River Basin Approach Is No Longer Sufficient and Why Cooperative Action at Global Level Is Needed.  Water, 3: 21-46.


Holland, M (2009). The Eight Pillars of a Sustainable Community. HB Lanarc.


Holland, M (n.d.). Eight Pillars of a Sustainable Community. Holland Planning Innovations.


Hunter, M, Smith, R, Schipanski, M, Atwood, L and Mortensen, D (2017). Agriculture in 2050: Recalibrating Targets for Sustainable Intensification. BioScience, 67(4).


Independent Group of Scientists appointed by the Secretary-General (2019). Global Sustainable Development Report 2019: The Future is Now – Science for Achieving Sustainable Development. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. [Years of development progress in danger of going backwards]


Indigenous Peoples of the World (2019). Recognize Our Rights: The First Step in Healing Our Mother Earth. Joint Declaration of the Indigenous Peoples of the World to the Convention on Biological Diversity.


Inslee for America (2019). Issues.


International Resource Panel (2018). Resource Efficiency for Sustainable Development. United Nations Environment Programme.


Iwaniec, D, Cook, E, Barbosa, O and Grimm, N (2019). The Framing of Urban Sustainability Transformations. Sustainability, 11(573).


Jackson, T (2009). Prosperity Without Growth: The Transition to a Sustainable Economy. Sustainable Development Commission. [A book]


Jackson, T (2017). Beyond Consumer Capitalism - Foundations for a Sustainable Prosperity, CUSP Working Paper No 2. Guildford: University of Surrey.


Jarvensivu, P, Toivanen, T, Vaden, T, Lahde, V, Majava, A and Eronen, J (2019). Governance of Economic Transition, in Global Sustainable Development Report 2019. Invited background document on economic transformation, to chapter Transformation: The Economy.


Jonas, M, Ometto, J, Batistella, M, Franklin, O, Hall, M, Lapola, D, Moran, E, Tramberend, S, and Queiroz, B (2014). Sustaining Ecosystem Services: Overcoming the Dilemma Posed by Local Actions and Planetary Boundaries. Earth’s Future, 2(8).


Kew Royal Botanic Gardens (2021). Our Manifesto for Change: 2021-2030.


Kiefel, W (2019). Violated Earth – Violent Earth: Revisiting Causes and Effects of Humans’ Misdemeanor and Nature’s power. The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability, July 11.


Kopnina, H (2018). The Insanity of Endless Growth. The Ecological Citizen, 2(1).


Kopnina, H, Washington, H, Lowe, I and Irvine, S (2020). Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: Strategic Thinking on Economic Development, Population, Poverty and Ecological Sustainability in the Mediterranean and Beyond. Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration, 5(4).


Korten, D (n.d.). A Great Turning: The Process. Living Economies Forum.


Korten, D (2018). Toward an Ecological Civilization: A Path to Justice, Peace, and Care for Earth. Living Economies Forum.


Kosoy, N, Brown, P, Bosselmann, K, Duraiappah, A, Mackey, B, Martinez-Alier, J, Rogers, D and Thompson, R (2012). Pillars for a Flourishing Earth: Planetary Boundaries, Economic Growth Delusion and Green Economy. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4.


Kueefer, C, Schneider, F and Wiesmann, U (2019). Addressing Sustainability Challenges with a Broader Concept of Systems, Target, and Transformation Knowledge. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 28(4).


Leach, M (2013). Pathways to Sustainability: Building Political Strategies, in Assadourian, E and Prugh, T (eds.), State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? Worldwatch Institute.


Leach, M, Raworth, K and Rockström, J (2013). Between Social and Planetary Boundaries: Navigating Pathways in the Safe and Just Space for Humanity, in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments.


Lent, J (2018). We Need an Ecological Civilization Before It’s Too Late. Patterns of Meaning.


Lent, J (2021). What an Ecological Civilization Looks Like: In Depth. Yes Magazine, Feb. 16.


Leonard, A (2013). Moving from Individual Change to Societal Change, in Assadourian, E and Prugh, T (eds.), State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? Worldwatch Institute.


Lerch, D (2015). Six Foundations for Community Resilience. Post Carbon Institute.


Lerner, M (2015). A Real Solution to Environmental Sustainability. [Rationale for supporting The Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.]


Liu, J, et al., (2015). Systems Integration for Global Sustainability. Science, 347(6225).


Lorek, S and Fuchs, D (2013). Strong Sustainable Consumption Governance - Precondition for a Degrowth Path? Journal of Cleaner Production, 38.


Lovins, A, Lovins LH and Hawken, P (2007). A Road Map for Natural Capitalism. Harvard Business Review.


Margolies, R (2020). A Call for a Declaration of Interdependence. Changing America, The Hill.


McCartney, C (2020). An Economy that Works for Everyone. Radical Ecological Democracy, Nov. 30.


McDonough, W (1999).  The Hanover Principles: Design for Sustainability Prepared for EXPO 2000.


McKibben, B (2010).  Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet. Times Books, Henry Holt and Company, New York, NY.


Meynen, N (2021). Turning Point: The Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change. European Environmental Bureau.


Meynen, N, Wiese, K, Ten Brink, P, Heidegger, P, Langsenlehner, M, Schwartz, A and Cochrane, P (2019). Beyond Sustainable Growth: A Policy Blueprint for Europe. European Environmental Bureau.


Mischen, P et al., (2019). A Foundation for Measuring Community Sustainability. Sustainability, 11(1903).


Moore, K and Nelson, M (2013). Moving Toward a Global Moral Consensus on Environmental Action, in Assadourian, E and Prugh, T (eds.), State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? Worldwatch Institute.


Moore, M and Milkoreit, M (2020). Imagination and Transformations to Sustainable and Just Futures. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 8(1).


Morandin-Ahuerma, I, Contreras-Hernandez, A, Ayala-Ortiz, D, and Perez-Maqueo, O (2019). Socio-Ecosystemic Sustainability. Sustainability, 11(12).


Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project (2016). From Banks and Tanks to Cooperation and Caring.      


Movimiento por la Democracia (2020). A Charter for Democracy. [Translated from Spanish, with formatting and an introduction by Stacco Troncoso and Ann Marie Utratel for Commons Transition.]


Nakicenovic, N, Rockström, J, Gaffney, O and Zimm, C (2016). Global Commons in the Anthropocene: World Development on a Stable and Resilient Planet. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Working Paper.


The Natural Step.Org (2016.). The Four System Conditions of a Sustainable Society.


The Nature Conservancy (2018). The Science of Sustainability: Exploring a Unified Path for Development and Conservation.


The Next System Project (2019). New Systems: Possibilities and Proposals. [A growing collection proposals/essays for transforming our political economy]


Niesenbaum, R (2020). Sustainable Solutions. Oxford University Press, NY.


One Planet (2019). One Planet Living Principles.


O’Neill, D, Dietz, R, and Jones, N [Eds.] (2010). Enough is Enough: Ideas for a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources. The report of the Steady State Economy Conference. Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy and Economic Justice for All.


O’Neill, D, Fanning, A, Lamb, W and Steinberger, J (2018). A Good Life for All Within Planetary Boundaries. Nature Sustainability, 1.


Park, A (2014). Equity in Sustainability: An Equity Scan of Local Sustainability Programs. Urban Sustainability Director’s Network.


Parsons, M and Fisher, K (2020). Indigenous Peoples and Transformations in Freshwater Governance and Management. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 44.


Penha-Lopes, G and Henfry, T (2019). Status Report 2019: Reshaping the Future. European Network for Community-led Initiatives on Sustainability and Climate Change (ECOLISE).  [“How local communities are catalysing social, economic and ecological transformation in Europe.”]


Peoples’ Sustainability Treaties (2012). Peoples Sustainability Manifesto: For Action Beyond RIO+20.


Pereira, L, Karpouzoglou, T, Doshi, S and Frantzeskaki, N (2015). Organising a Safe Space for Navigating Social-Ecological Transformations to Sustainability. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(6).


Pinchbeck, D (2020). Plan for Rapid Transition. Center for Planetary Culture.


Pinter, L, Almassy, and Hatakeyama, S (2014). Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators for a Small Planet. Part II: Measuring Sustainability. Asia-Europe Foundation.


Pope Francis (2015). Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. Encyclical Letter, Libreria Editrice Vaticana.


Pope Francis (2020). Message of his Holiness Pope Frances for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Libreria Editrice Vaticana.


Potvin, C et al., (2014). Acting on Climate Change: Solutions from Canadian Scholars. Sustainable Canada Dialogues.


Prescott, S and Logan, A (2017). Down to Earth: Planetary Health and Biophilosophy in the Symbiocene Epoch. Challenges, 8(2).


Rabb, G and Ogorzalek, K (2018). The Case for a World Environment Organization. Minding Nature, 11(2).


Raskin, P (2016). Journey to Earthland: The Great Transition to Planetary Civilization. Tellus Institute.


Raworth, K (2012a). A Safe and Just Space for Humanity. Oxfam Discussion Papers, Oxfam International.;jsessionid=BB6E919DDD19C529CA32BA5DF409E7CD?sequence=13


Raworth, K (2012). Introducing 'The Doughnut' of Social and Planetary Boundaries for Development. Oxfam International. [video introduction]


Raworth, K (2013). Defining a Safe and Just Space for Humanity, in Assadourian, E and Prugh, T (eds.), State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? Worldwatch Institute.


Rees, W (2019). Memo from a Climate Crisis Realist: The Choice before Us. The Tyee, Nov. 12.


Restakis, J (2017). Cooperative Commonwealth & the Partner State. The Next System Project.


RetroSuburbia (2020). RetroSuburbia: The Manifesto.


Rijnhout, L, de Zoysa, U, Kothari, A and Healy, H (2016). Towards a Global Agenda of Sustainability and Equity Civil Society Engagement for the Future We Want. United Nations Environment Programme, Perspectives Issue No. 12.


Rockstrom, J (2015). Bounding the Planetary Future: Why We Need a Great Transition. Great Transition Initiative.


Rockström, J (2018). 5 Transformational Policies for a Prosperous and Sustainable World. TED Talk. YouTube.


Rogers, D, Duraiappah, A, Antons, D, Munoz, P, Bai, X, Fragkias, M and Gutscher, H (2012). A Vision for Human Well-being: Transition to Social Sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4.


Sabbadin, D (2020). Industrial Transformation for a More Resilient Future. European Environmental Bureau.


Sachs, J, Schmidt-Traub, G, Mazzucato, M, Messner, D, Nakicenovic, N and Rockstrom, J (2019). Six Transformations to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Sustainability, 2.


Saijo, T (2020). Future Design: Bequeathing Sustainable Natural Environments and Sustainable Societies to Future Generations. Sustainability, 12.


Sangha, K (2018). What Kind of Development We Want to Afford Sustainable Living? Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, A 7.


Schoon, N, Seath, F and Jackson, L (2013). One Planet Living: The Case for Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Post - 2015 Development Agenda.


Schultz, M, Rockstrom, J, Ohman, M, Cornell, S, Persson, A and Nostrom, A (2013). Human Prosperity Requires Global Sustainability. Stockholm Resilience Centre.


Scoones, I, Stirling, A, Abrol, D, Atela, J, Charli-Joseph, L, Eakin, H, Ely, A, Olsson, P, Pereira, L, Priya, R, van Zwanenberg, P and Yang, L (2020). Transformations to Sustainability: Combining Structural, Systemic and Enabling Approaches. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 42.


Searchinger, T, Waite, R, Hanson, C and Ranganathan, J (2018). Creating a Sustainable Food Future: Synthesis Report. World Resources Institute.


Seligmann, P and Totten, M (2013). Pursuing Sustainable Planetary Prosperity, in China-US Exchange Foundation, US-China 2022: Economic Relations in the Next 10 Years.


Sennholz-Weinhardt, Meynen, N and Wiese, K (2020). Towards a Wellbeing Economy that Serves People and Nature. Oxfam Deutshland and the European Environmental Bureau. [A comprehensive report.]


Shuman, M (2018). The Promise of a Million Utopias. The Next System Project, Feb. 27.


Simms, A and Newell, P (2017).  How Did We Do That? The Possibility of Rapid Transition. The New Weather Institute, the ESRC STEPS Centre and the Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex. [Good one in terms of demonstrating how rapid, positive change is possible.]


Smith, R (2016). Six Theses on Saving the Planet. The Next System Project, Nov. 13.


Speth, J (2010). A New American Environmentalism and the New Economy. The 10th Annual John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture, National Council for Science and the Environment.


Speth, G (2017). The Joyful Economy. The Next System Project.


Steffen, A (2005). The Route to a Sustainable Future. TED.


Stern, N, Lankes, H and Pierfederici, R (2021). Shaping an Equitable, Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery: Acting Now for a Better Future. The World Economic Forum.


Sustainable Canada Dialogues (2015). Acting on Climate Change: Solutions from Canadian Scholars. McGill University.


The Sustainability Laboratory (2017). The Five Core Principles of Sustainability.


Sutcliffe, H (2020). COVID-19: The 4 Building Blocks of the Great Reset. World Economic Forum, Aug. 11.


Suzuki, D and Cullis, T (1992). The Declaration of Interdependence. David Suzuki Foundation.


Taiwo, O (2022). Toward an Energy Democracy. New York Magazine, Jan. 24.


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