Jem Bendell (UK)

Jem Bendell is professor of sustainability leadership and founder of the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) at the University of Cumbria (United Kingdom). He has written about monetary economics and the need for ‘Deep Adaptation’ in response to environmental crises.

‘Deep Adaptation’ is a concept, agenda, and international social movement. It presumes that extreme weather events and other effects of climate change will increasingly disrupt food, water, shelter, power, and social and governmental systems.

He regularly comments on current affairs and approaches that may help humanity face climate-induced disruption. In 2019 he founded the Deep Adaptation Forum to support responses to hypothetical societal disruption from the perceived dangers of climate change.