Book Environment at the Crossroads: Aiming for a Sustainable Future

Authors: Emilio Rui Vilar is the president of the Board of Trustees of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the president of the Portuguese Foundation Center, the chairman of the European Foundation Center, and the Chairman of the Audit Commission of the Bank of Portugal.

Publication year: 2010

Addressing crucial contemporary dilemmas, from the current international economic malaise to the state of the global environment, this unique discussion—based on the 2009 Gulbenkian Conference in Lisbon—addresses climate change, biodiversity, environmental policy, and the ethics of consumption. This ambitious survey is written by leaders in a variety of fields and incorporates a number of disciplines and perspectives, assessing the current state of our planet and arguing for a just and solid international climate agreement. Exploring the issues from social, ethical, and scientific angles, this comprehensive and enlightening account will interest politicians, environmentalists, and economists.