GGC-Environment • Environment
Owen is an internationally renowned writer and analyst on the Anthropocene, global sustainability and planetary intelligence. He believes the future is bright for humanity – if we can navigate the next century. His mission is to place global sustainability at the top of the international agenda. He has a unique background spanning Earth-system science, international policy, astronautic engineering, filmmaking, writing, data visualization and academic publishing. He has written hundreds of articles, given numerous public talks and media interviews, and advises NGOs, foundations and Hollywood activists. He is co-founder of the Future Earth Media Lab and an Anthropocene analyst and strategic communicator at the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
He has produced novel visualisations of the state of the planet, created the Anthronaut series of VR hackathons and is diving in to artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and fintech. He has spoken regularly at the Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program and is linked to two SU spin-outs: Iris.AI (artificial intelligence) as a mentor, and Quantified Planet (big data) as a consultant. He is associate editor of Rethink.Earth and is on the editorial board of The Anthropocene magazine (Anthropocene.org)
Currently, Owen is immersed in future scenarios, roadmaps and pathways towards global sustainability with The World In 2050 project. His recent work explores technological, economic and political tipping points in society and the global economy.