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  • Date and time: Tuesday 14 February 2023, 6pm to 7pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

One Planet Week event

Given the enormity of the many challenges facing people and the planet, humanity has little option other than to try and find ways to help support societal transformations towards fundamentally different patterns and ways of doing things. The challenge is working out how to get there, and fast.

In this presentation Professor Ioan Fazey will explore how new kinds of regenerative futures will be needed that go well beyond just reducing harm to sustainable levels and some of the key issues that need to be addressed to develop know how about how to get to these futures. Importantly new relationships to the nature upon which we depend will need to be created.

One way to start doing this is to come back to our senses. Re-connecting to our feelings by re-opening our senses to the natural world can remind us of the importance of what is beautiful, good and right. It can help us experience the interconnectedness of all things and more courageously tap into the unique source of regenerative potential held within each of us. As the old world dies away, and if we come to our senses, then greater space will be provided for new possibilities to emerge.

About the speaker

Ioan Fazey is Professor of Social Dimensions of Environment and Change with a focus on understanding how to achieve fundamental and significant shifts in society towards more regenerative and sustainable futures. He is a transdisciplinary researcher, using a variety of action-oriented science and social science methods working at the interface of academia and practice.