Nafeez Ahmed

Nafeez Ahmed

Nafeez Ahmed is an award-winning systems theorist, multimedia journalist (VICE, Guardian) and communications strategist for over 20 years. He is a former Strategy Director at Unitas Communications Ltd where he led campaigns for the UN, Friends of the Earth, the TENT Foundation for Refugees, Said Foundation, Dechert LLP, among others. He is a Research Fellow at the Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems, a Commissioner for the Club of Rome’s Transformational Economics Commission, and an advisor to the Global Citizens Assembly for COP26. He is the author of seven books, including A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save it, the first peer-reviewed study of the interconnections between climate, food, energy, the economy, terror, war, and state-militarisation. His film, The Crisis of Civilization, has had over three quarters of a million views online. Nafeez has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Sussex School of Global Studies.

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The Next Economy: Why the growth and degrowth debate misses the point

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Nov 10, 2021

During COP 26, as he was on route to the G20 summit, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had an extraordinary message. Civilization could collapse “like the Roman empire”, he warned, “unless we get this right in tackling climate change.”   “Humanity, civilization and society can go backwards as well as forwards …

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Unimaginable Clean Energy Abundance Could Be Ours – Ending the Age of Resource Scarcity Part 2

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Oct 6, 2021

It’s often thought that clean energy represents a transition from cheap, abundant fossil fuels to expensive, scarce renewables. In this analysis, we will explore how this fear has it exactly backwards: in reality, the clean energy disruption will usher in a fundamental transformation in the way we produce energy, one …

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Ending the Age of Resource Scarcity Part 1 – Why mineral shortages won’t derail clean energy

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Oct 4, 2021

It’s often believed that the clean energy disruption could be fundamentally constrained by resource scarcity in the form of insurmountable raw materials and mineral bottlenecks. Increasingly, some argue that it entails a net decrease in the energy available to societies, and therefore warn of an unavoidable decline in material prosperity …

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