The Hard Work of Hope emphasizes three themes: the growing urgency for global action regarding climate change; the fact that future development must not just avoid causing damage but strive to be ecologically and socially restorative; and the reality that effective solutions require changes to technology, restoration of biodiversity and increased public awareness.
Dr. Robert William Falls, Ph.D., R.P.Bio.
, co-founded ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates Inc. in 2004 and served as its CEO from 2004 to 2011. Dr. Falls has a strong history in the field of climate change, developing and managing projects in China and domestically for corporate clients. He serves as chairman and a director at ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates Inc. and Era Carbon Offsets Ltd., and is a senior adviser to the GLOBE Foundation of Canada. He founded and chaired the Greenhouse Emissions Management Consortium (Gemco), and the Sustainable Development Council for Canada's largest integrated gas company. Since 2004 he has been an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia's Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. Robert lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts,
and of the province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.