'It provides an extraordinarily comprehensive survey of every aspect of sustainable development - economic, social, environmental and political - that you can imagine.' -- Jonathon Porritt, Forum for the Future "The conclusion of 2052 is strikingly similar to that in Limits to Growth - the world will 'overshoot and collapse'. It is very difficult to disagree wth this analysis when, for example, one looks a the glacial pace of change in international negotiations to stop climate chaos... Here at Friends of the Earth we have not given up hope. And, as is clear from reading 2052, organisations like ours are needed more than ever." -- Mike Childs, Friends of the Earth blog
Jorgen Randers is professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, where he works on climate issues and scenario analysis. He was previously president of BI and deputy directory general of WWF International in Switzerland. He lectures internationally on sustainable development and especially climate, and is a non-executive member of several corporate boards.