Book launch, mingle and panel discussion 15 May, 16:00-17:00

We live on an increasingly human-dominated planet. Our impact on the Earth has become so huge that researchers now suggest that it merits its own geological epoch - the 'Anthropocene' - where humanity is influencing every aspect of the Earth on a scale akin to the great forces of nature. But with the Anthropocene comes the 'Anthropocene gap', society's current failure to address the most profound environmental challenges of our time.

This is also the subject of a new and groundbreaking book by centre researcher Victor Galaz. The book, entitled "Global Environmental Governance, Technology and Politics - The Anthropocene Gap", combines theory development and case studies of 'planetary boundaries', emerging infectious diseases, financial markets and geoengineering to further explore the meaning behind the 'Anthropocene Gap'.

In his book, which is published by Edward Elgar, Galaz explores how technological change not only poses new environmental risks, but also new possibilities for collective action.

Read more about the book here

Book launch and panel discussion
In connection with the launch of the book, a panel discussion and mingle will take place at the Stockholm Resilience Centre on Thursday 15 May 2014 between 1600 and 1800.

The event is open to all and free of charge but registration is required.

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Programme

16:00-16:15: Short presentation of the book by Victor Galaz

16:15-17:00: Moderated panel discussion "Will Technology Save the Day?

Exponential Technologies and Politics in the Anthropocene"

Moderator: Johan L. Kuylenstierna, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Adjunct Professor at Stockholm University

Panelists:

Victor Galaz, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in political science, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

Kathryn Myronuk, Director of Research Synthesis & Convergence, Singularity University, USA

Sarah Cornell, Coordinator of the Planetary Boundaries initiative, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

17:00-18:00: Mingle. Refreshments will be served.

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