Putting systems thinking at the heart of a global green and just transition

Putting systems thinking at the heart of a global green and just transition

19 May 2022 - In 1972, the seminal report to The Club of Rome – The Limits to Growth – was the first study to explore the possible impacts of the growing ecological footprint of population growth, human activities and its physical impacts on our finite planet from a systems ...
What a 50-year-old world model tells us about a way forward today

What a 50-year-old world model tells us about a way forward today

17 May 2022 - My research went viral last summer. I found out via a friend’s text, jokingly accusing me of “announcing the end of the world.” For several days, headlines on major US news pages declared that my research proved we are on the brink of collapse. A few days later, ...
If it doesn’t work for people, it won’t work for the planet

If it doesn’t work for people, it won’t work for the planet

03 May 2022 - "Rather than allowing the sense of unfairness to be an obstacle to carbon neutrality, as when the Gilets Jaunes made Macron abandon environmental policies, reducing inequality must be recognized as the way to galvanize a commitment to change. If we ...
Living within the limits

Living within the limits

11 March 2022 - The 1972 book, Limits to Growth, warned that the Earth’s resources would not be able to support the exponential rates of economic and population growth and would collapse before the end of this century. Alongside numerous other initiatives at the time, this ...
JP Morgan’s misinformation on the clean energy disruption

JP Morgan’s misinformation on the clean energy disruption

01 February 2022 - The JP Morgan Asset and Wealth Management Annual Energy Paper is one of the most influential publications among global investment and business leaders in the energy sector. But JP Morgan Chase’s 2021 Annual Energy Paper is a deeply flawed piece of work that ...
End the damaging search for fossil fuels

End the damaging search for fossil fuels

15 December 2021 - Last month world leaders met to discuss the issue of climate change, and we saw agreement at the UN Climate talks to move towards greener energy sources. There was consensus that urgent action is needed now to avoid passing irreversible tipping points and if we ...
Epic Opportunity Born of Existential Emergency

Epic Opportunity Born of Existential Emergency

22 November 2021 - The defining challenge of our time is envisioning a world of material sufficiency and spiritual abundance for 7.8+ billion people on a thriving, finite living Earth. That future must build from new insights into the nature of life that draw from ...
COP26: Forgoing the planetary emergency and adopting incrementalism

COP26: Forgoing the planetary emergency and adopting incrementalism

19 November 2021 - There’s no denying that the UN Climate Talks in Glasgow had some successes. The commitments on closing the rulebook on carbon markets, deforestation, coal divestment, internal combustion engine phase out, and methane reduction are important if they prove to be ...
Net zero is not enough – we need to build a nature – positive future

Net zero is not enough – we need to build a nature – positive future

31 October 2021 - To successfully emerge from Covid into a fairer, greener future we need to recognise nature as an essential piece of the puzzle. Nearly two years after the first reported case of Covid-19, the world is still facing the repercussions. At the same time, the ...
Net Zero and Carbon Neutrality: Unscientific Myths for an US and THEM World

Net Zero and Carbon Neutrality: Unscientific Myths for an US and THEM World

18 October 2021 - “​It is unequivocal”, these are the first three words of the sixth IPCC report. The policy experts and scientist have never been clearer in describing the existential threat facing humanity. In fact, the World Meteorological Organisation recently reported that the ...
Life economies – an emerging opportunity for stewarding future

Life economies – an emerging opportunity for stewarding future

12 October 2021 - Our future needs a global economic architecture that focuses on the conditions for life on our planet. Tending to social and ecological vitality and considering individual and collective well-being together is possible. Life Economies have plural ...
Latest IPCC report requires urgent halt to new fossil fuel production

Latest IPCC report requires urgent halt to new fossil fuel production

27 August 2021 - Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report on the physical science of climate change, piling onto an already immense body of scientific literature that the climate crisis is dire. The new report finds ...
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