Anthropocene opportunities: unleashing humanity's shared aspirations
Anthropogenic planetary disruptions, from climate change to biodiversity loss, are unprecedented challenges.

For better and for worse, these disruptions are the product of unprecedented capabilities to shape the environments that sustain human societies. Can Earth’s newest and most disruptive force of nature be redirected to achieve a better future for all of life in the Anthropocene?

To succeed, evidence-based cultural narratives that appeal to shared human aspirations for a better future will be more effective than dystopic narratives of environmental crisis and overstepping natural boundaries.

This talk will be followed by a drinks reception, all welcome.

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Date: 12 October 2023, 17:00 (Thursday, 1st week, Michaelmas 2023)
Venue: Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street OX1 3BD
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre (and online)
Speaker: Erle Ellis (University of Maryland)
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
Organiser: Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford)
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Part of: Oxford Martin School Events
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Audience: Public
Editor: Hannah Mitchell