Owen Gaffney is a global sustainability analyst and writer and head of media at the Stockholm Resilience Centre
For almost two decades Gaffney has been involved in Earth system science research and communications. His work focuses on synthesising and assimilating knowledge on the state of the planet. He is interested the the Anthropocene, Earth system and social tipping points, governance, equality, technology and the changing flow of information in the world.
Gaffney is a qualified journalist, filmmaker and writer and trained as an astronautic and aeronautic engineer.
His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the BBC and the world’s leading academic journals Science and Nature. His work with Felix Pharand Deschenes has been shown at the UN Rio+20 Summit and the World Economic Forum, Davos.
In addition to his position at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Gaffney has a position as an analyst and policy advisor at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Berlin. He is a fellow at Future Earth and the Edmund Hillary Foundation, New Zealand. He is a member of faculty at Singularity University. He is former director of communications at Future Earth and the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme.
Exponential Roadmap: https://exponentialroadmap.org/
Nature Sustainability: Sustainability and resilience for transformation in the urban century
New Scientist: Quit carbon and quick
WWF, Living Planet Report: https://wwf.panda.org/knowledge_hub/all_publications/living_planet_report_2018/
Sleeping Financial Giants: https://sleepinggiants.earth/publication/read-the-background-report/
Anthropocene Review: The Anthropocene equation
News articles with Gaffney, Owen
Research news | 2021-10-28
Breaking Boundaries documentary launch climate-action website
The producers and partners behind the Netflix documentary on the Planetary Boundaries launch website on how consumers can reduce their own emissions
Research news | 2021-10-26
Our engagements during COP26
The Stockholm Resilience Centre will be involved in several large campaigns and activities through the Global Resilience Partnership and the Global Commons Alliance
Research news | 2021-08-18
Want peace and security? Start by fixing the global food system
Ahead of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit researchers push for solutions that contribute to sustainable and just food system transformations
Research news | 2021-08-17
73% of people believe Earth approaching tipping points
Survey in G20 countries shows people are willing to do more to become better “planetary stewards” and protect and regenerate the global commons