Alex Evans has worked with governments on climate change for fifteen years, first in the British Labour government and then at the very top levels of the United Nations. But he always found that when world leaders sit down to negotiate climate change action, national politics always leads to failure and lack of ambition. According to Evans,
“If we’re to overcome an issue as enormous as climate change, then we need to look far beyond policymakers and pie charts. Instead, I’ve come to believe that we need to build the kind of mass movement that has in the past created the political space to end slavery, or create new civil rights, or secure the write-off of billions of dollars of third world debt.
“To do that, what we need most of all is stories. Stories that can inspire the whole of society to think and act differently. Stories that make sense of our past and point the way to a better future; stories that help us face what’s happening and show us how to restore what we’ve lost. We used to be rich in such stories, and we called them myths. Now we have largely forgotten them – and we need them more than ever.”
In Eden 2.0, Alex Evans gives us a blueprint for how we can find and use 21st century myths for the most important issue facing our world. Concise, elegant, timely and far-reaching, Eden 2.0 is a profoundly hopeful and optimistic book that will transform how you think about climate change and our ability to fix it.
You can purchase this as an ebook from Amazon for £1.99 from the 1st July 2016.