“I can summarize this book in one word: excellent. It out to be required reading for anyone interested in understanding what humanity can do to limit climate change.”   —  Bablu Sinha, Royal Meteorological Society’s Weather magazine, December 2010 (PDF)

“No one has put together as encompassing and profound understanding of the scientific and politics of climate change as has Bert Metz. Whether as negotiator, analyst or leading force in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Metz brings to the global debate the ability to bridge the clarity demanded by the lay public to the intellectual subtlety of an experts’ expert. A book for our time that looks far beyond.”   —  Thomas C. Heller, Stanford University

“This book is a clear and lucid account of the interaction between Climate Change and Development. It provides lessons for both the academic community and those in public policy that need to take action to control climate change.”   —  Professor Ogunlade R. Davidson, Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Sierra Leone and Former Vice-Chair and Co-Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

“This is the book that I will use and refer to for my courses and training sessions on climate change mitigation and adaptation. If you are looking for practical solutions for a sustainable transition to control climate change then this is the ideal book. Bert Metz led the IPCC process with wisdom and passion, and he has now used his freedom of expression and excellent insight to explain how a better common future can be ensured.”   —  Joyashree Roy, Jadavpur University, and Coordinating Leader Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

“Bert Metz distills several decades of accumulated insights and experience from the top climate change positions into one condensed sourcebook of wisdom. No-one else can see the ‘mitigation universe’ so comprehensively and from so many perspectives as he can, and he does not shy away from discussing some of the most sensitive issues or even perceived taboos. It is the ultimate synthesis of what you ever wanted or needed to know about climate change mitigation, written in a clear, easily navigable, very accessible language.”   —  Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Central European University

“Looking through a development lens in finding solutions to climate change, the book will appeal to experts from developing countries, because mainstreaming climate change into development policies is vital for an effective approach in these countries.”   —  START website