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The Schumacher Briefings are carefully researched, clearly written booklets on key aspects of sustainable development, published approximately twice a year by Green Books on behalf of The Schumacher Society. They offer readers:

  • background information and an overview of the issue concerned
  • an understanding of the state of play in the UK and elsewhere
  • best practice examples of relevance for the issue under discussion
  • an overview of policy implications and implementation

Briefing 1: Transforming Economic Life

Price: £5.00

Author: James Robertson

First Published: 1998

Briefing 2: Creating Sustainable Cities

Price: £7.00

Author: Herbert Girardet

First Published: 1999

Briefing 3: The Ecology of Health

Price: £5.00

Author: Robin Stott

First Published: 2000

Briefing 4: The Ecology of Money

Price: £7.00

Author: Richard Douthwaite

First Published: 1999

Briefing 5: Contraction and Convergence

Price: £8.00

Author: Aubrey Meyer

First Published: 2000

Briefing 6: Sustainable Education

Price: £5.00

Author: S.R Sterling

First Published: 2001

Briefing 7: The Roots of Health

Price: £5.00

Author: Romy Fraser, Sandra Hill

First Published: 2001

Briefing 8: Bioregional Solutions

Price: £7.00

Author: Pooran Desai, Sue Riddlestone

First Published: 2002

Briefing 9: Gaian Democracies

Price: £8.00

Author: Ray Madron, John Jopling

First Published: 2002

Briefing 10: Solar World

Price: £6.00

Author: David Elliot

First Published: 2003

Briefing 11: The Natural Step

Price: £8.00

Author: David Cook

First Published: 2004

Briefing 12: Ecovillages

Price: £6.00

Author: Jonathan Dawson

First Published: 2006

Briefing 13: Converging World

Price: £8.00

Author: John Pontin, Ian Roderick

First Published: 2007

Briefing 14: Youth-led Development

Price: £8.00

Author: David Woolcombe

First Published: 2007

Briefing 15: Rekindling Community

Price: £8.00

Author: Alastair McIntosh

First Published: 2008

Briefing 16: The Biochar Debate

Price: £8.00

Author: James Bruges

First Published: 2009

Small is Beautiful in the 21st Century

Price: £8.00

Author: Diana Schumacher

First Published: 2011

2011 Conference DVD

Price: £10.00

Author: Schumacher Lectures 2011

First Published: 2011