Owen Gaffney is an Anthropocene analyst, communicator, writer, editor and scholar.
He edits Rethink.earth and is on the editorial board of the Anthropocene Magazine. He is founder of the Future Earth Media Lab, director of international media and strategy at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and director of communications for Future Earth, based at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The Stockholm Resilience Centre is a world-leading centre for resilience research. Future Earth coordinates global sustainability science internationally.
For a decade, Owen has worked in Earth system science research and communication as a writer, editor and policy analyst. His work focuses on understanding, communicating and visualizing humanity's impact on the planet through concepts such as the Anthropocene and planetary boundaries. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, BBC, Science and Nature. His visualisations with Felix Pharand Deschenes have been shown at the UN Rio+20 Summit and the World Economic Forum, Davos.
Anthropocene Review. The Anthropocene Equation
Nature. Scientists must have a say in the future of cities
Earth's Future. The world's biggest gamble: Zero Carbon Roadmap key for < 2 C limit
IIASA. Global Commons in the Anthropocene: World Development on a Stable and Resilient Planet
Sustainability Science. Integration: the key to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals
Anthropocene. International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Earth system science: Three decades of co-evolution
The Anthropocene Review. The trajectory of the Anthropocene: The Great Acceleration
Ecology and Society. An integrated framework for Sustainable Development Goals
Nature. Quiet green revolution starts to make some noise
Nature. Sustainable Development Goals for People and Planet