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A Climate Policy Revolution


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Roland Kupers is a consultant on complexity, resilience, and energy transition and a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Amsterdam. A theoretical physicist by training, he spent a decade each at AT&T and Shell in various senior executive functions, including as Vice President for Sustainable Development.


Whether dissecting China's Ecological Civilization or the United States' Green New Deal, Kupers describes what's folly, what's possible, and which solutions just might work. * E: The Environmental Magazine *
Rather than focusing on introducing more green technologies, which essentially just amounts to tweaking the status quo, Kupers argues that the transformative solutions needed are only discoverable at the interconnection of systems (societal, technical, and economic) and found through concerted experimentation and innovation...Gives academics, policymakers, economists, and climate governance specialists alike an additional tool with which to spark the climate revolution we desperately need. -- Joel Terwilliger * Environmental Politics *
Convincingly contends that our climate crisis demands revolutionary policy changes. Incremental shifts such as turning off lights and flying less are helpful but insufficient... Kupers' crisply written text-which brims with fascinating examples-will engage readers from entrepreneurs and policy makers to environmental activists. * Choice *
A Climate Policy Revolution not only shows convincingly that we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them, but also discusses realistic ways forward. Kupers successfully uses deep concepts of complexity science to point out the weaknesses in our thinking and policy measures when getting a grip on the causal networks that lead to our current environmental and climate challenges. This is a timely and important book; read it and act accordingly! -- Peter M. A. Sloot, Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Amsterdam, and Director of the Complexity Institute, Singapore
A Climate Policy Revolution delivers on the promise of its title: it offers a framework for how to think about the kinds of changes that we need to make to meet the climate crisis that is genuinely different and disruptive. Kupers's focus-on disequilibrium rather than equilibrium, on closing off current paths as much as opening new ones, and on letting go as much as steering-is refreshing and compelling. It's a book that should interest public problem-solvers of every stripe. -- Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of The Chessboard and the Web: Strategies of Connection in a Networked World
With insight and clarity, A Climate Policy Revolution reveals the shortcomings of our current reductionist attempts to addressing climate change. Kupers instead offers an evolutionary approach that identifies what will be required to stabilize the climate. -- Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

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