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Introduction

  • Kean Birch
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Abstract

Climate change threatens the future of humanity, unless we can find ways to solve a number of pressing issues. We need to transform our societies and economies quickly into low-carbon versions of themselves, or we’ll end up facing societal and economic collapse, international and civil war, and environmental catastrophe. How we go about transforming our societies and economies, however, is a choice we have to make. One choice we could make is to promote and support the transition to a bio-economy—an economy underpinned by the use of biological material rather than fossil fuels in the production of energy, materials, chemicals, and so on. This chapter provides the outline for my analysis of this transition, focusing specifically on the development of advanced biofuels in Canada as a case study.

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  • Kean Birch
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  1. 1.York UniversityTorontoCanada

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