Permaculture is a design system for sustainable human habitats and basis of a worldwide citizen-led movement present in over 100 countries.

For decades, permaculture practitioners have devised creative responses to changes in local climatic conditions. In doing so, they have developed a collective knowledge and experience invaluable to global efforts to address climate change.

This book, researched and written by two notable academics, brings this expertise from the margins into the centre of policy debates and mainstream action. It describes in broad terms how permaculture’s underlying philosophy and perspective on climate change complements those of formal science and indigenous knowledge and provides detailed, accessible descriptions of practical applications drawing on case studies from around the world illsutrated by excellent photographs. It considers how global responses can most effectively draw upon the unique contributions permaculture has to make.

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Book Details

Published: December 2015

ISBN: 978 1 85623 275 3

Size: 225mm x 170mm

Format: Paperback, 112pp. Colour photographs


Dr. Gil Penha-Lopes (above right), an environmental scientist, is an Invited Professor in the Science Faculty at Lisbon University and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Change (cE3c). He coordinates Lisbon University’s involvement in the EU-funded FP7 BASE Project, and the ClimAdaPT.Local project. He is also a certified Transition Network Trainer.

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