Mixed feelings following the Asia-Pacific Foresight Conference

Last week I attended the Asia-Pacific Foresight Conference, held in Perth, Australia. It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect, expand our networks, etc. (like all good conferences) but on the flight back I was filled with mixed emotions and concerns about the conference and the futures field’s evolution. This reflection tries to capture some central …

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Economic forecasts and environmental problems

Great question posed by Ross Gittins (economics editor of the Sydney Morning Herald): “It makes all the sense in the world for economists to integrate the environment and the economy when thinking about what the future holds. So why don’t they?” Some thought-provoking responses to this question also in his concise critique of the ‘Australia …

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