Anthropocene analyst and communicator. Co-founder Future Earth Media Lab, Director of media (Stockholm Resilience Centre), Stockholm University

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.

Twitter @owengaffney
www.stockholmresilience.org
www.futureearth.org
www.anthropocene.info

Publications

2017
Anthropocene Review. The Anthropocene Equation
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2053019616688022

2016
Nature. Scientists must have a say in the future of cities
http://www.nature.com/news/scientists-must-have-a-say-in-the-future-of-cities-1.20760

Earth's Future. The world's biggest gamble: Zero Carbon Roadmap key for < 2 C limit
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/306522519_The_world%27s_biggest_gamble_Zero_Carbon_Roadmap_key_for_2_C_limit

IIASA. Global Commons in the Anthropocene: World Development on a Stable and Resilient Planet
http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14003/

Sustainability Science. Integration: the key to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11625-016-0383-3

Anthropocene. International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Earth system science: Three decades of co-evolution
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213305416300017

2015

The Anthropocene Review. The trajectory of the Anthropocene: The Great Acceleration
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2053019614564785

2014
Ecology and Society. An integrated framework for Sustainable Development Goals
http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol19/iss4/art49/

Nature. Quiet green revolution starts to make some noise
http://www.nature.com/news/quiet-green-revolution-starts-to-make-some-noise-1.14605

Nature. Sustainable Development Goals for People and Planet
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v495/n7441/abs/495305a.html

Experience

  • –present
    Writer, director of international media and strategy, Stockholm University

Education

  • 1991 
    University of Southampton, Aeronautic and Astronautic Engineering