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Albert Bates

Author of 16 books on history, ecology and the future

Albert Bates is founder of the Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm in Tennessee, past president of Global Ecovillage Network and author of 16 books on history, ecology and the future, including The Biochar Solution (2010) and The Paris Agreement (2015). He holds degrees in political science, law and permaculture and certifications in emergency medicine, horsemastership and forest management.He was co-recipient of the first Right Livelihood Award (1980) for the work of his organization, Plenty, in preserving the cultures of indigenous peoples. He designs drawdown ecovillages, ecodistricts and economies for ECO2, a CO2OL.DESIGN company based in the Dominican Republic