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Daniel Christian Wahl talks with Jim about bioregional regeneration, Game B, complexity theory, epistemic modesty, questions vs answers, money, spirituality, and much more…
Daniel Christian Wahl talks with Jim about catalysis, Game B, geo therapy vs geoengineering, the short-term perspective of fossil fuels & limited resources, viewing population projections in relation to climate impact, the difference between sustainable & regenerative, the bioregional approach, diversity in ecosystems, how Daniel was influenced by systems thinking & complexity theory, epistemic modesty, questions vs answers, why humanity is worth sustaining, the Fermi paradox, seeing our future from the ‘three horizons’ perspective, abundance vs scarcity mindsets, what conviviality is, the roles of money & its impact on regenerative action, Daniel’s view on spirituality & the quest for meaning, personal vs collective action, and much more.
Mentions & Recommendations
- Daniel’s Website
- The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartmann
- Shifting our Mental Model – “ Sustainability ” to Regeneration by Bill Reed
- SDG Training of Multipliers, the SDG Flashcards and the SDG Canvas
- Game B
- EP37 Jared Janes on Spirituality
- Regenerating the wealth of the Earth’s commons
- Regenerative culture and the future of Mallorca
- Designing Regenerative Cultures
- Videos of regenerative projects from around the world
Daniel is an international consultant and educator specializing in biologically-inspired whole systems design and transformative innovation. He is a biologist (University of Edinburgh and University of California), holds an MSc in Holistic Science (Schumacher College) and a PhD in Design (CSND, University of Dundee, 2006). Daniel has worked with local and national governments on foresight and futures, facilitated seminars on sustainable development for the UNITAR affiliated training centre CIFAL Scotland, consulted companies like Camper, Ecover and Lush on sustainable innovation, and has co-authored and taught sustainability training courses for Gaia Education, LEAD International and various universities and design schools. He is also a member of the International Futures Forum, a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA), co-founder of Biomimicry Iberia, and brought Bioneers to Europe in 2010.
Daniel currently works for Gaia Education and the SMART UIB project of the Universidad de las Islas Balears. Triarchy Press published his first book, Designing Regenerative Cultures, in 2016.