Endorsements for 'Citizen's Guide to Climate Success'

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‘Mark Jaccard gives us very direct, practical steps to make a real difference in the climate crisis – both in our daily lives and with our political powers. This is a potent, smart book that draws on Mark's decades of leadership on climate change, economics, and politics. A crucial read to learn what actions will effectively transform our world from climate crisis to a bright livable future.'

Gregor Robertson - Mayor of Vancouver (2008–2018), and Global Ambassador for the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

‘What is effective climate leadership and how do we overcome political inertia and our biases to ensure swift action? If that's a question that haunts you, Mark Jaccard's The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success is the book for you. With the benefit of decades of experience, research, and designing policy, Mark shares his insights and explores some of the myths and delusions that are holding us back in this well-written and exhaustively researched book. I have more hope for our collective success on climate action after reading Mark's clear, uncompromising analysis. Whether you are a concerned citizen, a journalist, an academic, a student, or an elected politician, you should read this book.'

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Mark Jaccard

Mark Jaccard is a professor of sustainable energy in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. Originally from Vancouver, he completed his doctorate at the Institute for Energy Economics and Policy at the University of Grenoble in 1987. Internationally, he has contributed to assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He recently contributed to the IPCC as a lead author on the 2011 IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate ChangeMitigation. He was also convening lead author for the chapter on sustainable energy policy in the monumental 2012 Global Energy Assessment – a five year international collaboration of leading energy experts. Since 1994, he has contributed to the China Council forInternational Cooperation on Environment and Development. He has also provided advice to policy makers in other countries, including the United States, France, Brazil, Hungary, Abu Dhabi and Mexico. Nationally, he was a research fellow with the C.D. Howe Institute, producing evaluations and recommendations on Canadian climate policy. He was appointed by the Canadian government to a three-year term (2006-2009) on the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, an advisory body on sustainability. In addition, Mark owned his own consulting company for over 25 years, where he provided advice on energy and climate policy to departments of the Canadian govern

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