Lovelock Centenary: The Future of Global Systems Thinkingconference Mon 29 – Wed 31 Jul 2019
University of Exeter, Streatham Campus
Exeter EX4 4PY
- Free - £200
All are welcome to come together to explore Earth system thinking, and how it can help a transition towards global sustainability at The Global Systems Institute conference: “The Future of Global Systems Thinking: Celebrating James Lovelock’s Centenary”.
The event will celebrate the 100th birthday of James Lovelock by taking his pioneering approach to thinking about the Earth as a living system, and exploring how we can apply it to help create a better future.
The meeting will address the history and current state of Earth system thinking and approaches to applying it. This will include the concept of ‘Gaia 2.0’ which explores how humans may collectively add self-awareness to the Earth’s natural self-regulation systems. Gaia 2.0 is central to the Global Systems Institute which is a new interdisciplinary research, teaching, and engagement endeavour at the University of Exeter.
The conference will bring together representatives from across academic disciplines (science, engineering, social science, humanities and the arts) with organisations committed to transformations to environmental sustainability.
Jim Lovelock will be interviewed and participate in a question-and-answer session during the event which will also feature keynote talks, panel discussions, break-out workshops and poster sessions for attendees to present their ideas.
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