Henfrey, T. & Penha-Lopes, G. (2015) Permaculture and climate change adaptation. Inspiring ecological, social, economic and cultural responses for resilience and transformation. Permanent Publications, UK.
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.