In this one day workshop David Holmgren outlines four scenarios that bring to life the likely cultural, political, agricultural, and economic implications of peak oil and climate change, and the generations-long era of energy descent that faces us.

“Scenario planning,” Holmgren explains, “allows us to use stories about the future as a reference point for imagining how particular strategies and structures might thrive, fail, or be transformed.”

Probable futures range from the relatively benign Green Tech scenario to the near catastrophic Lifeboats scenario, and David will discuss the best strategies for preparing for and adapting to these possible futures.

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David Holmgren

Within the international and growing permaculture movement, David is respected for his commitment to presenting permaculture ideas through practical projects and teaching by personal example, that a sustainable lifestyle is a realistic, attractive and powerful alternative to dependent consumerism.

More recently, his Future Scenarios work has seen him recognised as a significant thinker about the “Energy Descent future.”