Environomics: How the Green Economy is Transforming Your World

Environomics: How the Green Economy is Transforming Your World

By: Dharshini David

ISBN: 9781783966295
eBook ISBN: 9781783966301
Cover: Hardback
Published: June 20, 2024
Size: 235x156mm
Page Count: 288

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‘Opens our eyes to the everyday contributions all of us make to how the world is changing.’ Tim Marshall, author of Prisoners of Geography

‘A much needed blend of optimism and realism’ Brett Christophers, author of The Price is Wrong: Why Capitalism Won’t Save the Planet

Why might an orangutan care which toothpaste you choose? What does your mobile phone have to do with wind turbines? And can your morning coffee really power a bus?

Economics affects every aspect of our lives, from the clothes on our backs to the bread on our tables and the fuel in our cars. And there are huge changes afoot as the global green revolution sweeps across the globe.

In this vibrant and eye-opening book, economist and broadcaster Dharshini David follows the course of an average day – from the moment we flick on the light in the morning – to reveal the green changes that are already taking place in every aspect of our world. Exploring industries such as energy, food, fashion, technology, manufacturing and finance, she asks what is happening, how quickly, who is driving it all – and what it means for us. Ranging from crucial issues such as sustainability and corporate greenwashing, to global flashpoints such as industrialisation and trade wars, she shows how even the smallest details in our day are part of a much bigger story about where our world is heading.

If you’ve ever wondered what green issues really mean for your day-to-day life, this book is for you.

  • ‘Opens our eyes to the everyday contributions all of us make to how the world is changing.’


    - Tim Marshall, author of Prisoners of Geography
  • ‘Brings insight, verve and a much needed blend of optimism and realism’


    - Brett Christophers, author of The Price is Wrong: Why Capitalism Won't Save the Planet
  • ‘An engaging and timely book that brings the global green transition to life. Environomics highlights the scale of the challenge, but offers hope that opportunities for a more sustainable future can be seized.’ 


    - Dr Anna Valero, Centre for Economic Performance at LSE
  • ‘An important reminder of how the economics of the environment are reshaping all our lives, from one of the economics world’s top communicators. You’ll learn something on almost every page.’ 


    - Torsten Bell, Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation

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