Denmark is set to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030.
Iceland has topped the gender equality rankings for a decade and counting.
South Korea’s average life expectancy will soon reach ninety.
How have these places achieved such remarkable outcomes? And how can we apply those lessons to our own communities?
The future we want is already here - it's just not evenly distributed. By bringing together for the first time tried and tested solutions to society's most pressing problems, from violence to inequality, Andrew Wear shows that the world we want to live in is already within reach.
Solved is a much-needed dose of optimism in an atmosphere of doom and gloom. Informative, accessible and revelatory, it is a celebration of the power of human ingenuity to make the future brighter for everyone.
About the Author
Andrew Wear is a senior Australian public servant. He has degrees in politics, law, economics and public policy, and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Program at Harvard Kennedy School. A fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, he is also a director of Ardoch Ltd, a children’s education charity. His work appears in peer-reviewed journals as well as in the Mandarin, the Guardian and others.
‘This is an important book which puts forward realistic and achievable solutions to humanity’s ills.’ — New Internationalist
‘If you think “there’s no place like home”, think again… We have so much to learn from each other in the world today.’ — Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford
'A refreshing, cup-half-full approach to inspire each and all of us.' — Dana H. Born, Harvard Kennedy School of Government