Net Zero Faster
Current Issues, Economy & Politics
Eric Lonergan, Corinne Sawers
Eric Lonergan is a policy economist and author with more than twenty years experience in financial markets. He is coauthor with Mark Blyth of the international best-seller Angrynomics (Agenda, 2020). He has written extensively on innovations in monetary policy and frequently contributes to the Financial Times. Corinne Sawers started her career at the UN, working on climate change. She has been advising global business and governments on climate and sustainability for more than a decade. She is ...
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Almost everyone has a target for reducing CO2 emissions. Not just governments in Europe, the United States, China and India, even the largest businesses in the world have joined the club. The goal is to prevent the earth’s temperature from rising more than 1.5 degrees. The striking omission is a coherent framework for action, which empowers individuals and incentivises nations.
Supercharge Me is a fast-paced, clearly-written, manual on how to accelerate the green transition. Written by Eric Lonergan, a leading policy economist and author of the bestseller, Angrynomics (FT critics book of the year 2020), and Corinne Sawers, a sustainability and climate expert, the book introduces the concept of "supercharging", a new framework for accelerating our response to climate change. Through a series of high impact policy hacks, Supercharge Me will embolden activists, reinvigorate the disheartened, and reframe the climate crisis as an opportunity.
The book is structured as a dialogue, where Lonergan’s expertise in markets and economics is combined with Sawers’ extensive knowledge of the climate challenge and business transformation. The authors’ appreciation of the realities of human psychology, politics and how companies work, make this one of the most accessible and practical guides to the climate crisis.
The hunger for fast, effective policy solutions to the climate threat is deep. Fund manager Eric Lonergan and sustainability adviser Corinne Sawers go a long way to satisfying it. _Pilita Clark, Financial Times This is economics reclaimed from academ[ia], backed by new psychological theory and forty pages of footnotes. _John Vidal, Literary Review April 2022 Supercharge Me will embolden activists, reinvigorate the disheartened, and reframe the climate crisis as an opportunity. _Michael Svoboda, Yale Climate Connections