Presentation on theme: "Cork and Foran Part 2. “A Biofuel Economy” Human population Marine fishing Energy and greenhouse Land and water Urban infrastructure Biophysical economics."— Presentation transcript:
Cork and Foran Part 2
“A Biofuel Economy”
Human population Marine fishing Energy and greenhouse Land and water Urban infrastructure Biophysical economics
Energy Profit Ratios energy ‘out’/energy ‘in’ Methanol from wood
Bio-methanol Transition wood production million m3 90% Methanol 90% Methanol + Trans Efficiency
Changes to Land Use Rules for each region: 10% crop, 10% pasture 10% rough land
Reduction in Continental Runoff at 2051 due to Plantations for Bio-Methanol 6 million ha57 million ha39 million ha Average Continental Runoff = > 400,000 GL (12% of rain)
National Headline Indicators accumulated over 45 year scenario period Low growth economy
still battling Outcomes?
A Safe Operating Space for Humanity Futures Work ?
Process of Futures ….a bit like marriage delight of the first engagement optimism and inquiry analysis and creation delivery (of the report) dead silence from policy/action start again ? Mid career people Skill them up, enthuse them Send them back to the real world Recruit a new team, still optimistic ‘Future Woolscapes’ workshop, North Head, Sydney
Institutions Commission for the Future Intergenerational reports Climate change and hydrology currently Skills Wide knowledge, not prone to cynicism/depression Structure and numeracy across sectors Good political skills but not slippery or politicised Boundaries Whole-economy but depth in ten+ zones Trade off capability across environment-social-economy Structural Issues For Futures Work