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2019 Natural Capital Symposium

Positive Futures for Transformative Change

March 20, 2019 - 3:30 am to 5:00 am

Abstract: It is past time that humanity bends its trajectory and sets course to a safe, just and biodiverse future. The Paris Agreement and UN’s Agenda 2030 provide a target space for sustainable development, but leave the questions of how such a world looks like and how to get there unanswered. The creation of shared visions of desirable futures and development pathways that link with the present provides a powerful tool for navigating transformational change in our societies and economies. In this session we will look at different visioning approaches and discuss recent examples.

Moderator: Jan Kuiper, Natural Capital Project, Stockholm Resilience Center

Featured speakers include:
  • Heather Tallis, The Nature Conservancy
  • Timon McPhearson, The New School 
  • David Iwaniec, Georgia State University
  • Garry Peterson, Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm University
  • Elena Bennett, McGill University
  • Katherine Wyatt, Natural Capital Project, Stanford University
Session Track: 
New Frontiers