The FAN Initiative brings to one place powerful narratives describing the system vulnerabilities; reflections by leading thinkers on the power to meet the challenge; and the ways some are responding to shift us from collapse to a compelling future.
In the face of converging and growing crises, civilization is at risk and the planet suffers.
The FAN Initiative provides the science needed to help understand and navigate through the threat of biospheric and societal collapse. A strong response from humanity is required.
We believe that by understanding the risk, it is still possible to ameliorate catastrophic collapse; to survive with our humanity intact; and rebuild civilization with principles that will ensure we don’t repeat the errors of the past.
We have entered the age of global energy disruptions, and the “energy transition” that we are inevitably headed for is unlikely to be the one we expect.
How serious is the threat of collapse? What are the unfolding crises we see? Read our point of view on collapse, taking a systems perspective approach to the issues and 12 central issues we have identified as critical to our future.
Browse our carefully curated library, which includes the best literature on individual issues, as well as on collapse and building an alternative future. Our collection of videos includes leaders in the field as well as interviews with those in the FAN Initiative.
How should we react? Why do others react as they do in the face of adversity? See where you sit on our spectrum of perspectives and explore our credo for how we believe the future should be approached.