Landmarks for Sustainability:
Events and Initiatives That Have Changed the World
Book by Wayne Visser and Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership
Landmarks for Sustainability is a high impact, quick reference guide to many of the most critical events and initiatives that have shaped our world, and the sustainable development agenda, over the past 20 years and more. These include high profile historic events – like the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Rio Earth Summit, the anti-globalisation protests in Seattle and Genoa and the collapse of Enron – as well as more subtle but no less important developments, such as trends in fair trade, ethical codes and sustainable investment.
Each of the 20 chapters follows a similar easy-access design, with inspiring quotations, compelling photographs, a timeline of associated events, a narrative description of trends, and spotlight features of specific initiatives or events, including charts, fact-boxes and suggestions for further reading and websites. Also included is the world’s most comprehensive sustainability timeline, listing and dating 185 key sustainability-related events and initiatives that occurred between 1919 and 2008.
Title: Landmarks for Sustainability: Events and Initiatives That Have Changed the World
Author: Wayne Visser and Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL)
Publisher: Greenleaf, 2009 (pbk).
Citation: Visser, W. & CPSL (2009) Landmarks for Sustainability: Events and Initiatives That Have Changed the World. Sheffield: Greenleaf.
Climate Change (chapter)