Governance in the Anthropocene
Welcome to the Anthropocene, a geological epoch defined by humans and human activities. Humans are a global geological and evolutionary force, yet our economies, social formations, consumption patterns, and governments operate with intentional blindness to this enormous power and responsibility. The institutions that support human civilization, many of which have caused the global challenges we face today, do not appear capable of adapting successfully to 21st century realities. What is needed is a global movement to re-think and re-design governance for the Anthropocene epoch.
This panel will explore the science, technology, culture, and politics that will define life in the Anthropocene, and suggest directions society and institutions can take to thrive in the human-dominated age.
- Jamais Cascio, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for the Future
- Victor Galaz, Researcher, Stockholm Resilience Centre
Jake Dunagan, Research Director, Institute for the Future
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