The future we choose Surviving the climate crisis

Christiana Figueres

Book - 2020

"In this cautionary but optimistic book, Figueres and Rivett-Carnac--the architects of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement--tackle arguably the most urgent and consequential challenge humankind has ever faced: the world's changing climate and the fate of humanity. In The Future We Choose, the authors outline two possible scenarios for the planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris targets for carbon dioxide emission reduction.... In the other, they describe what it will take to create and live in a carbon neutral, regenerative world. They argue for confronting the climate crisis head on, with determination and optimism. How we all of us address the climate crisis in the next thirty years will determine not only the world we will live in but also the world we will bequeath to our children and theirs. The Future We Choose presents our options and tells us, in no uncertain terms, what governments, corporations, and each of us can and must do to fend off disaster"--

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New York : Alfred A. Knopf 2020.
First edition
Item Description
"This is a Borzoi Book" --Title page verso.
Physical Description
xxvi, 210 pages : illustration, map ; 20 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210).
Main Author
Christiana Figueres (author)
Other Authors
Tom Rivett-Carnac (author)
  • Introduction: The critical decade
  • Two worlds. Choosing our future ; The world we are creating ; The world we must create
  • Three mindsets. Who we choose to be ; Stubborn optimism ; Endless abundance ; Radical regeneration
  • Ten actions. Doing what is necessary
  • Conclusion: A new story
  • What you can do now.