Owen

Gaffney

Director, International media and strategy

Director, International media and strategy

+46 734 604 833

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Owen Gaffney is director of international media and strategy at the Stockholm Resilience Centre

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He is also a communications consultant for the new ten-year research programme Future Earth.

Owen trained as an astronautic and aeronautic engineer and he is a qualified journalist, filmmaker and writer. For a decade he has worked in Earth system science communication. His work focuses on understanding, communicating and visualizing humanity's impact on the planet through concepts such as the Anthropocene and planetary boundaries, and transformation processes.

His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the BBC and the world’s leading academic journals Science and Nature. His work on visualisations with Felix Pharand Deschenes have been shown at the UN Rio+20 Summit and the World Economic Forum, Davos.

Publications

Nature (2014) Owen Gaffney. Quiet revolution starts to make some noise

Nature (2013) Griggs et al. Sustainable Development Goals for People and Planet

Science (2003) IEEE under fire for withdrawing Iranian members’ benefits

Walking the Anthropocene (2015)

The trajectory of the Anthropocene (2015)

Future Earth: How does equality link to global sustainability?

BBC: Humanity needs to take a “Giant Leap”

New York Times: Scientists Propose a New Architecture for Sustainable Development

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