"Limits to Growth - The 30 Year Update" by Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, Dennis Meadows

In 1972 "The Limits to Growth" shocked the world. The authors looked into the future and sounded an alarm, for the first time showing the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet. Their book gained worldwide attention and became the cornerstone of a global debate on how to achieve a sustainable future.
The 30-Year Update brings data on overshoot and global ecological collapse to the present moment. It provides a short course in the World3 computer model, types of growth, and the various kinds of overshoot likely to occur in the current century. While it remains to be seen whether public policy will respond effectively and in time to problems such as climate change, this book makes a compelling case for the vital need for a Sustainability Revolution.

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The Future of the Western Hemisphere

USA Club of Rome Report 2011 

Co-authored by the members of the USACOR, Anitra Thorhaug, Andrew Oerke, Francesco Stipo, Norman Borlaug, and other. Available in the website of the Greater Caribbean Energy and Environment Foundation

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World Federalist Manifesto. Guide to Political Globalization

by Francesco Stipo

"Political globalization is the creation of a world government which regulates the relationships among governments and guarantees the rights arising from social and economic globalization. The world government should reflect the political and economic balances of world nations. A world confederation would not supersede the authority of the State governments but rather complement it, as both the States and the world authority would have power within their sphere of competence."

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The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding

by John W. McDonald
The book brings together the remembrances of Ambassador McDonald, a veteran diplomat whose life serves as a model to those people of vision and action who wish to make a difference in a world that is desperate for the end of conflict. Beginning his career in international diplomacy in post-WWII Berlin and under the Marshall Plan, Ambassador McDonald’s 40 years of working with the U.S. government and the United Nations—as well as with various academic institutions and NGOs—offer the reader both inspiration and hope for the future of international peace and cooperation. This international civil servant of extraordinary vision and courage has devoted his life to the successful resolution of conflict through communication. The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacemaking contains the professional life lessons of Ambassador McDonald and offers his insight into international issues, providing frank and informed discussion on the environment, women’s rights, the global water crisis, sustainable resources, international development, and, above all, peace. Those looking to be inspired into action should read this book to receive guidance about how one person can make all the difference toward building a lasting peace. Ambassador John W. McDonald is a lawyer, diplomat, former international civil servant, development expert, peacebuilder, and the co-founder and chairman of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy. The book will come out in paperback on July 28, 2009 and can be ordered through Amazon.com and Lexingtonbooks.com.

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Dream of the Earth

Published by Sierra Club with University of California Press
This landmark work, first published by Sierra Club Books in 1988, has established itself as a foundational volume in the ecological canon. In it, noted cultural historian Thomas Berry provides nothing less than a new intellectual-ethical framework for the human community by positing planetary well-being as the measure of all human activity. Drawing on the wisdom of Western philosophy, Asian thought, and Native American traditions, as well as contemporary physics and evolutionary biology, Berry offers a new perspective that recasts our understanding of science, technology, politics, religion, ecology, and education. He shows us why it is important for us to respond to the Earth's need for planetary renewal, and what we must do to break free of the "technological trance" that drives a misguided dream of progress. Only then, he suggests, can we foster mutually enhancing human-Earth relationships that can heal our traumatized global biosystem.

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International Futures. Building and Using Global Models

By Barry Hughes

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Exploring and Shaping International Futures

By Barry Hughes

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The Local Politics of Global Sustainability

By Herman Daly

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Statement of the Club of Rome to the World Summit on Sustainable Development

The Club of Rome emphasised the need for changes in order to achieve a sustainable future

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