23 November 2018
Oxford, United Kiingdom

Achieving a sustainable and equitable and just future for all on a stable and resilient planet: harnessing the potential of disruptive technologies and lifestyles

Public lecture by Prof. Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic at Oxford Martin School (OMS)

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The research team on the post-carbon transition led by Doyne Farmer and Cameron Hepburn, INET, at the Oxford Martin School (OMS) have invited Nebojsa Nakicenovic to give a lecture within their program's lecture series.

 The research program seeks to gain a richer understanding of how complex socioeconomic systems could help policy makers and business leaders to find sensitive intervention points in these systems – where a modest action might trigger an outsized response and accelerate the achievement of global net-zero emissions. The core research question is: How do we identify, model, and trigger sensitive intervention points to rapidly transition to a post-carbon society?
The research program is interdisciplinary and wants to complement economic reasoning with methods from complex systems science, history, geography, social psychology and philosophy. Methods range from networks, game theory, dynamical systems, time series forecasting and agent-based modelling. 

The lecture on "Achieving a sustainable and equitable and just future for all on a stable and resilient planet: harnessing the potential of disruptive technologies and lifestyles" will take place on:

Date: Friday, November 23, 2018

Time: 5:00pm - 6:30 pm. 

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets),  Oxford,  OX1 3BD

The lectures are held at the Oxford Martin School in Oxford, UK, and open to the general public, with an allocated time of one hour including questions and discussion. 

Lecture announcement

The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative

The TWI2050 initiative endeavors to demonstrate how the objectives of sustainable development within planetary boundaries can be met, ensuring prosperity, social inclusion, and good governance for all. TWI2050 is a global research initiative launched by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC). The initiative brings together a network of more than 150 participants that includes leading policymakers, analysts, modeling and analytical teams from 60 organizations from around the world to collaborate in developing pathways toward sustainable futures and the policy frameworks needed for implementing the SDGs, and more importantly, for achieving the needed transformational change.

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Nebojsa Nakicenovic

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