Urgent, compelling and powerfully direct, The Future We Choose is a call for action to tackle the environmental catastrophe from two leading experts in the field – Christiana Figueres, the former UN Secretary for Climate Change, and Tom Rivett-Carnac, a senior political strategist for the Paris Agreement. Empowering in its practical approach and ultimately optimistic, this is the book on climate change everyone should read – right now.
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.
Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 26 mm
'One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.' - Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens
'Figueres and Rivett-Carnac dare to tell us how our response can create a better, fairer world.' - Naomi Klein
'Inspirational, compassionate and clear. The time to read this is NOW.' - Mark Ruffalo
'We are at a critical moment for the survival of humans and the rest of life on Earth. In The Future We Choose, Figueres and Rivett-Carnac explain what we can do to safeguard our world. This book presents what we must do to protect our shared future - your own, and that of everyone on this planet.' - Leonardo DiCaprio
'A call to arms for the battle of our time.' - Arnold Schwarzenegger
'There could not be a more important book.' - Richard Branson
'Full of heart, strength and solutions... I will carry it with me everywhere.' - Ellie Goulding
'Compelling and persuasive. Everyone can make a difference when it comes to climate change, but far too often most of us end up feeling that the things we do are not going to be enough to solve the problem: it just seems so overwhelming. After you've read this book it will be very difficult to ever feel like that again!' - Stella McCartney
'This book is what the moment demands: a handbook for climate action and optimism. Read it and act.' - Ed Miliband
'This book could not be more timely or important.' - David Miliband, CEO, IRC & Former Foreign Secretary
'I urge everyone to read it and heed its message.' - Ban Ki-moon
'The Paris Agreement was a landmark for humanity. In this timely and important book, two of the principle creators of that agreement show us why and how we can now realise its' promise. I hope it is widely read and acted on.' - Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace
'I strongly recommend this enlightening book! The next few years are the most important in humanity's fight to solve the climate crisis. In The Future We Choose, Christiana and Tom show us what's to come, how to face it, and what can be done to make the right choice to save our planet for future generations.' - Al Gore
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