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Saving Ourselves

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  • About the Editor
  • Sustainability is going to be one of the most important issues of the coming decades. For the first time, institutions at all levels, public and private, national and international, are teaming up to combat climate change and to promote more sustainable societies. In this book, Yacine Belhaj-Bouabdallah interviews heads of states, politicians, religious leaders, leading academics, diplomats, CEOs, and heads of NGOs to make the challenges and solutions facing us more understandable to everyone.

    Covering issues such preserving biodiversity, improving our food systems, building sustainable cities, and promoting good governance, Saving Ourselves aims to show that though we are facing some unprecedented challenges, we are also at a critical point in time to take advantage of all the opportunities sustainable development provides. Through interviews with 90 world leaders, this book sheds light on the different arguments presented in the fight to save our planet. The contributors include, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh, President Ameenah-Gurib Fakim of Mauritius, President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca of Malta, Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga of Tuvalu, 6 former heads of states/governments, 5 mayors, 7 ministers, 2 Nobel Prize winners, leading academics, and the heads of organisations such as WWF International, Oxfam International, the IUCN, Unilever, and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development.

  • Yacine Belhaj-Bouabdallah is President of the King's College London (KCL) Future Society. Having visited 63 countries, he graduates with a Bachelor's degree in International Politics from King's College London at the age of 19 in 2017. He was also a member of the Moroccan government delegations to the COP21 and COP22 UN climate conferences in Paris and Marrakech. Yacine is currently working on a second book examining how the successful initiatives and programs linked to the Sustainable Development Goals can be replicated in other parts of the world.

ISBN: 9789813220744 (Hardcover)
Cover Type: Hardcover, Paperback
Page Count: 300
Year Published: 2017