Millions of us in the West are running up huge ecological debts: from the amount of oil and coal that we burn to heat our houses and run our cars, to what we consume and the wate that we create, the impacts of our lifestyles is felt worldwide.

While these debts go unpaid, millions more living in poverty in the majority world suffer the burden of paying dubious foreign financial debts.

Highlighting how and why ecological debt has happened, Andrew Simms also shows what can be done differently in the future. Now updated throughout, this is a clear and passionate account of the steps we can take to stop pushing the planet to the point of environmental bankruptcy.

“A master of joined-up, progressive thinking.” – New Scientist

“Essential reading.” – Dr R.K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

“This book describes the world as it really is. Read it, find out who really owes what to whom.” – Tony Juniper, former Director of Friends of the Earth

Published by Pluto Press