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Stories from 2030

John O'Brien

Disruption – Acceleration – Transformation

Stories of restlessness, disruption, conflagrations, faraday tents, myth-makers, bubble-worlds, local nomads, transformation, resilience and the power of the exponential.

The VISIONS 2100 Project was launched at the COP21 conference in Paris in 2015.
In the first instalment, Stories from your Future, the 80 contributors told of their hopes and fears for the long term. This took away the practicalities of today and considered what they really wanted. The stories were challenging, amazing and sometimes heart-warming.

But ‘vision without action is merely a dream’ so the hard work of action must accelerate. The 82 contributors to Stories from 2030 work on identifying risks, harnessing finance, developing or deploying solutions and driving government action. They are the people that are driving the critical actions of this decade.

In their stories, they address climate justice, collaboration across countries, companies and communities, adaptation of cities and economies, of ecosystems and biodiversity, of health and wellbeing. They tell what you can do to help.
Contributors are from business, innovation, finance, journalism, politics, storytelling and the environment. Many are unsung heroes delivering immeasurable progress for world.

Some have a bigger stage, such as Connie Hedegaard, Tony Juniper, Sir David King FRS, David Lammy MP, Katharine Hayhoe, Hunter Lovins, Jules Kortenhorst, Achim Steiner, Sharan Burrow and Bill McKibben.
Read their stories as they report back from 2030 and decide on the part you will play this decade. It is time to stir!


About the Author

John O'Brien

John O’Brien is a Partner with Deloitte Australia and leads its energy transition and decarbonisation practice.
He has 30 years’ commercial experience in the Australian and global clean energy, clean technology and environment sectors. He works extensively with global clients on translating decarbonisation ambitions into practical financial and strategic actions. John is also Deloitte’s Global Lead for decarbonisation in the Mining and Metals sector.
John started his career in the oil & gas industry in Scotland and Syria, engineering roles in London and Adelaide before holding corporate development positions in the energy sector. In 2007, John established Australian CleanTech, a boutique advisory firm that led the development of the cleantech sector in Australia for ten years. During this time he represented South Australia at global climate change conferences through his role on the Premier’s Climate Change Council.
John is widely published with his previous book, Visions 2100, launched at the Paris COP21 Climate Conference in 2015. He has engineering degrees from Oxford and Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from Adelaide.
John is the youngest of seven siblings and grew up on the Isle of Wight. He now lives in Adelaide, Australia with his wife, Kate, and has two annoyingly tall sons.





Visions 2100 by John O'Brien
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ISBN: 978-1-922565-70-9
Format: Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
Extent: 324 pages
RRP: $32.95 paperback ($11.99 eBook)
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Non-fiction -- Social ecology
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