Chris is the author of Ten Technologies to Save the Planet, listed as one of the Financial Times Books of the Year 2008. A North American edition was issued in April 2010 by Greystone Books. How to Live a Low-Carbon Life won the 2007 Clarion Award for non-fiction and was described by the New Scientist as ‘the definitive guide to reducing your carbon footprint’.
His latest book – Sustainability: All That Matters – was published by Hodder in November 2012. This short book sees sustainability as essentially an engineering issue. Using technology thoughtfully, can we build a global society that lives within its ecological means and provides all 9bn or so people in 2050 with a reasonable standard of living? Will the world run out of any important resources? How would we know when a society was sustainable? What consumption behaviours will have to change?