Shares science in an educative and entertaining style
Provides multimodal content with images and videos to accompany the text
Includes concrete examples of what we can do in daily life to put environmental research results into practice
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Table of contents (20 chapters)
About this book
This book focuses on closing the gap between scientific insights on pressing environmental issues that do not often reach the general public, and putting that scientific knowledge in the hands of everyday people who can use these insights to take action against climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss. The goal of this work is to share fascinating facts about nature and sustainability to inspire taking action toward a healthier planet, and to provide ideas on how we can take action to solve environmental issues in an informed and easy-to-understand way. The chapters are sourced from the author's work published on medium.com/@ErlijnG with added content not available on medium.com.
All chapters are based on open-access research articles covering various environmental issues and solutions that are not often disseminated in popular discourse but are nonetheless important for non-scientific audiences to understand and become familiar with. They allow readers to explore the broad range of concepts and issues and recognize the far-reaching consequences, and trigger the desire to take action. Also, each chapter provides concrete ideas of how we as individuals can take action in daily life to make a positive difference related to the issues described. The book is a multimodal work, as it includes images and videos that accompany the text.
- Climate action
- Climate change
- Environmental sustainability
Authors and Affiliations
Sustainable Decisions, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Task Force on Digitalization in Energy, Tübingen, Germany
Erlijn van Genuchten
About the author
Dr. Erlijn van Genuchten is CEO and founder of Sustainable Decisions. With her science communication services, she helps scientists in the fields of nature and sustainability increase the outreach of their results. She does this by writing easy-to-understand articles based on their publications, adding actionable steps we can put into practice in daily life, and sharing these articles with a huge worldwide audience on social media. This allows us all to put scientific insights into practice and contribute to a sustainable future. With her IT-security services, she helps companies increase the security of their webapplications by performing penetrationtests and reporting identified security issues.Also, she combines her expertise in these fields as a member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe task force on digitalization in energy and as reviewer for the United Nations Environmental Programme. Her background is in Psychology (PhD), Educational Sciences (M.Sc.) and Information Science (B.Sc.).
Book Title: A Guide to a Healthier Planet
Book Subtitle: Scientific Insights and Actionable Steps to Help Resolve Climate, Pollution and Biodiversity Issues
Authors: Erlijn van Genuchten
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-34478-7Published: 02 October 2023
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-34481-7Due: 16 October 2024
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-34479-4Published: 30 September 2023
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XX, 178
Number of Illustrations: 36 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour