Sanderson Building, Classroom 3
IMP Seminar 23 September 2019
Welcome to Anthropocene – A layman's view on the unfolding Environmental crisis
The talk will cover the environmental impact of humanity, presented as a very recent species which risks becoming the shortest-lived species ever.
Fernando will share his understanding of the state of the planet and will stress that its carrying capacity is beyond its limits. He will illustrate the consequences of this “overshooting” on the Inhabitability of the Earth.
The last part of the talk will focus on three possible responses to the predicament: Transition Network, Extinction Rebellion and Deep Adaptation.
Spanish, 60, father of two, holding a degree in Law by Universidad de Valladolid.
Former director of the European Commission, with over 30 years of international experience. In his last position he was – inter alia - responsible for the implementation within the European Commission of the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).
Member of the Spanish and Belgian Transition Network hubs, involved in the Quarter Durable Project (Sustainable Neighborhood) of Chant d'Oiseau and environmental volunteer advisor with Serve the City.
Accredited as a facilitator of the Work that Reconnects, Mindfulness practitioner, and kindly vegan