POSTED: August 27, 2016
System Dynamics

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Global Resource Observatory: the road to Dr Apocalypse

CUSP/CES Seminar
Lunchtime seminar w/ co-investigator Dr Aled Jones, presenting his work with the Global Resource Observatory

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Decision making processes within government and the finance sector are unable to adequately engage with the interconnectivity of environmental, economic, geopolitical, societal and technological systems, and the associated growth in systemic risk.

One significant factor is the inability of models to account for the dependency of the world economy on natural resources and the environment. New models are needed to explore the nexus between food, energy, water and other societal challenges.  

The Global Resource Observatory (GRO) is exploring new techniques for the evaluation of systemic and cascading risks generated by shocks to the food-water-energy nexus, with emphasis on the near term dynamics within the next 5 to 10 years.  This presentation covers a number of case studies of working with government and the finance sector in exploring approaches to this challenge.

Audio recordings from the event can be accessed on Mixcloud or with the player below.


University of Surrey
Guildford GU2 7XH
Room: 22BA02


Tuesday, 11 October 2016


The seminar is free, but please email Gemma Birkett to register your attendance.

Please note that any views and opinions expressed in the seminar are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of CUSP, CES or the ESRC.

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