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james greyson

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South East
Geographic region : 
England
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United Kingdom

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About james greyson

 James has worked as an international sustainability project reviewer and speaker for over 20 years. He's the founder and head of the global revival think-tank BlindSpot, exploring radically-innovative opportunities for matching the world's policy responses to the scale and speed of the problems. Whole systems thinking is used to design powerful 'policy switches' (like leverage points) for systemic change, so we can see global problems as an indivisible whole and reverse all of them immediately, rather than try in vain a bit at a time. With suitable systemic policies, world-wide economic and ecological revival is within our grasp. Solutions to all the symptomatic problems, such as climate, poverty, financial instability and so on, would be a bonus outcome of fixing the systems that cause the problems.

BlindSpot is now a UN 'Climate Centurion' and takes part in a range of ambitious initiatives tackling multiple issues. James publishes in the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, presenting in their Advanced Research Workshops which look beyond regular university research. James takes part in the EU-funded Global System Dynamics Network, connecting international expertise in policy-making informed by understanding whole-systems. He is among the most active members of the UK Sustainable Development Panel, with input into policy advice and scrutiny of government. He does regular academic reviewing for international scientific journals and conferences. James enjoys advising and speaking wherever world-leading ideas are sought and has worked with groups of all kinds from primary-school children to the government sector to the senior leadership of multi-national companies.