Science writer and journalist Owen Gaffney is a communications consultant for Future Earth and director of international media and strategy at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He is based at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In June 2012, Owen’s short film, Welcome to the Anthropocene, opened the UN’s largest summit to date, Rio+20, to an audience of 188 heads of state and ministers. In the same year Owen launched the first educational website on the Anthropocene.
Owen has also written several articles internationally on the role of social media for major societal change.