Climate Crisis Economics is a compelling and comprehensive plea to create a decarbonized economy and sustainable future through socio-economic, business and political transitions. This is the definitive text for the biggest challenge of our era, the climate crisis. 

Presented as a call for action and demand for greater ambition as leaders plan for the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. Dr. Stuart P. M. Mackintosh’s Climate Crisis Economics is comprehensive, yet succinct, and presents a multitude of solutions rather than one draconian one. Dr. Mackintosh outlines the necessary models, policy, and practice to secure the transition we need to move from planetary doom to planetary survival. Achieving a sustainable future can only come through change across all our communities within the political, economic, and business. 

Dr. Mackintosh demonstrates that the key to change is strong global leadership and collaborative engagement. Without a cohesive global effort, our collective climate change goals become almost impossible to reach. Therefore, it is imperative there is an ambitious plan with effective monitoring, and enforcement policies. 

Climate Crisis Economics underscores now is not the time to sit back and stay idle. It is time to act and create change. This book will not only educate readers on the current climate crisis, but also outline the various nightmare scenarios that could become reality if we don’t do something about it. It will appeal to academics, students, investors, and professionals. Climate Crisis Economics will inspire readers to do their part in this race against climate change ‘tipping points’ towards our planetary survival. 

Dr. Stuart P. M. Mackintosh is the Executive Director of the Group of Thirty, an independent global think tank composed of the world’s most prominent economic and financial leaders. He is also the Past President of the National Association of Business Economics. Mackintosh is a well-known financial speaker and has a deep and broad international professional network across the US and globally. Through this book, he hopes to show how our communities are transitioning to a decarbonised economy and sustainable future. Mackintosh is also the author of The Redesign of the Global Financial Architecture: State Authority, New Risks and Dynamics (Rethinking Globalizations Book 1), and The Redesign of the Global Financial Architecture: The Return of State Authority (Rethinking Globalizations)

TIMELY TIE-INS

  • Clean Air Month- May 
  • Great Outdoors Month – June 
  • World Oceans Day – June 8 
  • All or Nothing Day – July 26
  • One Voice Day – July 26
  • Be kind to Humankind Week – August 25-31
  • Greenpeace Day – September 15
  • World Ozone Day – September 16 
  • Clean Up Day – September 18
  • World Water Monitoring Day – September 18 
  • COP26 UN Climate Change Conference – November 1 – 12
  • World Wildlife Conservation Day – December 4
  • World Soil Day – December 5

TALKING POINTS

  • Ongoing conversations regarding climate change and global temperature increases, related to #ClimateCrisis, #ClimateAction, and #ClimateChange. 
  • How our economies, policies, businesses, and personal practices must come into alignment to achieve success related to climate change
  • Mackintosh can discuss Green Globalization 2.0 and “50 Shades of Green” supporting a sustainable and livable earth
  • Severe weather events strike with increasing frequency – how to interpret unprecedented weather in relation to climate change 
  • 2021 UN Climate Conference (COP26) is touted as the most important meeting on climate, since the Paris Agreement by the COP21 in 2015. The new event is set to take place in Glasgow, November 1 – 12, 2021. Mackintosh is available as an expert commentator for the event.
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has led to catastrophic damage on a global scale, necessitating cross-border ingenuity and cooperation, at times impairing long-held political ties and highlighting nationalistic self-interest. What we can learn from our present circumstances in regards to climate action
  • President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan and its interconnectivity across social and economic fields will significantly impact climate goals and the US economy. Mackintosh interpretation of Biden’s plan
  • Which countries the U.S. should watch on climate action, be it China, in the EU, or in the UK?
  • The global investment cost versus the costs of unchecked climate change
  • How pricing carbon can speed the transition and be a positive electrified engine of change.

ADVANCE PRAISE

‘Timed to influence the 2021 UN climate change conference in Glasgow, Stuart Mackintosh presents a compelling case for urgent, comprehensive action to meet the challenge of our era. Dispensing acute analysis and pungent judgement this highly readable manifesto for engagement shows the path forward to a green globalization 2.0. This book is an indispensable guide for business, educators, journalists, government officials and every citizen. It is a major achievement made possible by Mackintosh’s decades-long global experience in the European Union, with Mitsubishi, and as executive director of the Group of Thirty and as president of the National Association of Business Economists.’ Dr. Carl Lankowski, retired director of European Area Studies, US Department of State

‘Dr. Mackintosh has written a long overdue book. Climate Crises Economics covers this vital subject fully in a candid and unusually complete manner. His book can be read by the expert or educated layman. One of his skills is weaving together a number of recommended solutions rather than one draconian one. An important read for those who care, a must-read for those who want to put a solution in place.’Michael O. Clark, Senior Advisor at 1919 Investment Counsel, LLC, USA

‘Few areas of study combine the efforts of science, economics and public policy as does climate change analysis. Stuart Mackintosh, with his background in economics and public policy, is excellently positioned to combine the threads of these three efforts into a manuscript that describes an approach to achieve the goals of public and private agents in the field of climate change. I endorse this book as a must-read for those who wish to actively pursue the goals of addressing climate change in a systematic way.’ John Silvia, CEO and Founder of Dynamic Economic Strategy, USA