Daniel C. Esty is Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale School of the Environment and Yale Law School. He served as head of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection from 2011 to 2014 and in several leadership roles at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1989 to 1993.
The book provides excellent ideas --Financial Times (Books of the Year 2019) Axiom Award silver medal winner in the Philanthropy/Nonprofit/Sustainability category, sponsored by Axiom Business Book Awards Pressing the reset button, this book brings together refreshingly new and profoundly compelling approaches to environmental policy and action in the USA and beyond. --Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary UN Climate Change Convention 2010-2016 A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future creates 40 opportunities to start accelerating the transition to a better planet today. The direction is clear; now we need to work together, at scale. --Peter Bakker, President and CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development This thoughtful and challenging book sets out how we can close the talk and action gap, making it essential reading for anyone that cares about the future of our planet and humanity. --Paul Polman, former CEO and Chairman, Unilever A masterful summation of and reflection on past environmental efforts--and a valuable outline of principles to guide and inspire a new era of progress. --William K. Reilly, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 1989-1993 A Better Planet offers lucid, honest, wide-ranging, and diverse perspectives that strive to move us beyond political divides toward renewed actions to secure private-sector innovation, public engagement, and better policies for a better planet. Bravo! --Lynn Scarlett, Global Vice President of Policy, The Nature Conservancy