The Behavioural Crisis Driving Ecological Overshoot – Webinar



We co-sponsored this webinar, which took place on November 29th.

It is available here:

Apologies for the poor sound quality.

This webinar was presented by the following guests:

Joseph J. Merz is the Co-founder of a number of organisations. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Merz Institute – a research institute largely focused on addressing ecological overshoot at a  behavioural level. Joseph serves on the  Executive Committee of the Stable Planet Alliance, and is also a Senior Fellow of the Global EverGreening Alliance.

Mat Maroni is Strategic Lead at Merz  Institute’s Overshoot Behaviour Lab. His primary role is Chief Strategy Officer Asia Pacific for one of the largest global advertising networks. He has been at the forefront of communication strategy across Europe and Asia Pacific for the last 20 years, advising brands both within agencies and directly as consultant. Across this time he has delivered globally recognised, multi-award winning campaigns and authored for a range of industry media and the World Advertising Research Center.

Nandita Bajaj is the Executive Director of the Population Balance, a US nonprofit that works to  inspire behavioural and system change  towards a smaller human footprint that  embraces planetary boundaries. She is an  adjunct lecturer at the Institute for Humane Education at Antioch University, where she teaches about the combined impacts of pronatalism and human expansionism on reproductive, ecological, and intergenerational justice. In addition to a number of peer-reviewed papers and forthcoming book chapters, her work has appeared in major news outlets including Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Newsweek, Ms. Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and National Post. Nandita has an MEd. (Humane Education) from Antioch University, a BEng. (Aerospace Engineering) from Toronto Metropolitan University, and a BEd. from University of Toronto.

Background Reading: The Behavioural Crisis Driving Ecological Overshoot: