'The environmentalist's bible' Times Higher Education Supplement. 'Essential reading' The Good Book Guide. In this 23rd edition of State of the World - long established as the most authoritative and accessible annual guide to our progress towards a sustainable future - the studies pay particular attention to China and India, two of the world's most rapidly developing countries in terms of industry, population and significance to the global economy, and associated impacts on the environment. Published in 27 countries and 22 languages, State of the World draws on the breadth of expertise in the Worldwatch Institute's team of writers and researchers. Each year's edition of State of the World is relied upon by national governments, UN agencies, development workers and law-makers for its up-to-the-minute analysis and information. It is essential for anyone concerned with building a positive, global future. This year's edition covers: China, India and the new world order; rethinking the global meat industry; safeguarding freshwater ecosystems; cultivating renewable alternatives to oil; an introduction to nanotechnology; curtailing mercury's global reach; turning disasters into peacemaking opportunities; reconciling trade and sustainable development; building a green civil society in China; and, transforming corporations.

chapter 3|20 pages

Safeguarding Freshwater Ecosystems

chapter 10|20 pages

Transforming Corporations