The future we choose : surviving the climate crisis / Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Manilla Press, 2020Description: xiii, 225 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781786580368; 1786580365; 9781838770822; 1838770828; 1786580535; 9781786580535.Subject(s): UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (1992 MAY 9) | CLIMATIC CHANGES | PREDICTION | SOCIAL ASPECTS | ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES | GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING | PARTICIPATIONHoldings: GRETA POINT: 551.583 FIG
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-225).
Author’s Note -- Introduction: the critical decade -- PART I: TWO WORLDS -- 1. Choosing our future -- 2. The world we are creating -- 3. The world we must create -- PART II: THREE MINDSETS -- 4. Who we choose to be -- 5. Stubborn optimism -- 6. Endless abundance -- 7. Radical regeneration -- PART III: TEN ACTIONS -- 8. Doing what is necessary -- Let go of the old world -- Face your grief but hold a vision for the future -- Defend the truth -- See yourself as a citizen - not as a consumer -- Move beyond fossil fuels -- Reforest the Earth -- Invest in a clean economy -- Use technology responsibly -- Build gender equality -- Engage in politics -- Conclusion: a new story -- What you can do now -- Where to go next -- Appendix -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Bibliography and further reading.
We can survive the climate crisis. This book shows us how. We have two choices for our future, which is still unwritten. It will be shaped by who we choose to be right now. So, how can we change the story of the world? The Future We Choose is a passionate call to arms from former UN Executive Secretary for Climate Change, Christiana Figueres, and Tom Rivett-Carnac, senior political strategist for the Paris Agreement. We are still able to stave off the worst and manage the long-term effects of climate change, but we have to act now. We know what we need to do, and we have everything we need to do it. Practical, optimistic and empowering, The Future We Choose is a book for every generation, for all of us who feel powerless in the face of the climate crisis. This is the final hour: it can be our finest. But we must act now.
GRETA POINT: 551.583 FIG