Emerging technologies that may “change the game” on climate change

In a brief talk entitled “Futures of Climate Change“, Brad Allenby – Distinguished Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University (ASU) – outlines three areas of emerging technologies and argues that we are unhelpfully trapped in outdated mental models on climate change and related sustainability problems. The three emerging technologies are: Technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from …

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Preoccupations with collapse and crisis, and the risks of such tendencies

It seems to be increasingly common to consider the prospect of collapse (or some form of major “breakdown”) in the near-future (e.g. here, here, here, here). Authors and activists like Paul Gilding assert that some form of collapse is inevitable. Gilding writes that “the time to act preventatively has past” and asserts that “the coming …

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Upcoming special issue of the Int. J. of Foresight and Innovation Policy

I’m currently working on a paper for a special issue of the International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy that is being put together by a couple of UK-based strategic management scholars on the following topic: “The influence of scenario planning on organisational competitiveness”. The issue is consistent with the increasing focus on empirical assessments …

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