The event celebrated the 100th birthday of James Lovelock by taking his pioneering approach to thinking about the Earth as a living system and exploring how we can apply it to help create a better future. The meeting addressed the history and current state of Earth system thinking and approaches to applying it. This included the concept of Gaia 2.0 which explores how humans may collectively add self-awareness to the Earth’s natural self-regulation systems. Gaia 2.0 is central to the Global Systems Institute which is a new interdisciplinary research, teaching, and engagement endeavour at the University of Exeter. All talks were held in plenary and were recorded. Please see the programme page or GSI playlist to view the individual talks.
Several events open to the general public were organised as part of the Lovelock Conference; click here for more information.