For the last eight years David Wasdell has directed the Apollo-Gaia Project, a world-wide action-research initiative focused on the feedback dynamics of the global climate system and the effective human response.  He also led the project on feedback dynamics of coupled complex global systems for the Global System Dynamics and Policy Co-ordination Action of the European Commission.

He was a reviewer of the Workgroup I (Climate Science) section of the IPCC AR4.  In 2007 he was lead author and co-editor of the Westminster Briefing ‘Feedback Dynamics and the Acceleration of Climate Change’ delivered to the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group.  A comprehensive archive of his presentations and published work is available at: and

In the lead-up to the Copenhagen Climate Summit of December 2009, Wasdell was deeply involved in (and presented at) a series of high-level international briefings, seminars and conferences, with participants from civil society and the scientific, political, and business communities.  

In Sept 2013, following his highly acclaimed video report on Arctic Dynamics, David had the honour of delivering the annual Conference keynote presentation to the Club of Rome in Ottawa.  

He has also given keynote presentations in China, Switzerland and the UK.  The main conclusions of the Apollo-Gaia Project were initially presented to the 3rd Global Conference on Global Warming in Lisbon (July 2011).  Further significant advances were made public at the 4th Global Conference on Global Warming held in Istanbul just prior to Rio 20+.

Key developments include:

David Wasdell is the Founding Director of the Unit for Research into Changing Institutions (URCHIN), a registered UK charitable trust.  Since 1987 he has been the International Coordinator of the Meridian Programme (formerly the Manhattan Project of Behavioural Science).  He specialises in consultancy-research with a wide range of institutions and organisations undergoing rapid change in conditions of low resource and high stress.

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