Alexander, S., & Floyd, J. (2020), Das Ende der Kohlenstoff-Zivilisation: Wie wir mit weniger Energie leben können (The End of Carbon Civilisation: How we can live with less energy) (Simon Göß, Trans.), Oekom, Germany.

Palmer, G., & Floyd, J. (2020), Energy Storage and Civilization: A Systems Approach, in Lecture Notes in Energy, Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-33093-4.

Alexander, S., & Floyd, J. (2018), Carbon Civilisation and the Energy Descent Future: Life Beyond this Brief Anomaly, Simplicity Institute, in association with The Rescope Project, Melbourne.

Journal articles

Floyd, J., Alexander, S., Palmer, G., & Moriarty, P. (2022). ‘Reply to Futures regarding Diesendorf response to Floyd et al., ‘Energy descent as a post-carbon transition scenario: How ‘knowledge humility’ reshapes energy futures for post-normal times’, 2020’. Futures, 102957. doi:

Alexander, S., & Floyd, J. (2020). The Political Economy of Deep Decarbonization: Tradable Energy Quotas for Energy Descent Futures. Energies, 13(17), 4304. doi:10.3390/en13174304.

Floyd, J., Alexander, S., Lenzen, M., Moriarty, P., Palmer, G., Chandra-Shekeran, S., Foran, B., Keyßer, L. (2020), ‘Energy descent as a post-carbon transition scenario: how ‘knowledge humility’ reshapes energy futures for post-normal times’, Futures. doi:

Palmer, G., & Floyd, J. (2017), ‘An Exploration of Divergence in EPBT and EROI for Solar Photovoltaics’, BioPhysical Economics and Resource Quality, 2(4), 15. doi: 10.1007/s41247-017-0033-0.

Alexander, S., Rutherford, J., & Floyd, J. (2018), ‘A Critique of the Australian National Outlook Decoupling Strategy: A ‘Limits to Growth’ Perspective’, Ecological Economics, vol. 145, pp. 10-17, DOI:

Floyd, J. & Slaughter, R. (2014), ‘Descent pathways’, Foresight, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 485-495, DOI: 10.1108/FS-07-2014-0049.

Floyd, J. (2014), ‘Sense-making and acting for descent futures: human and cultural pathways’, Foresight, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 587-607, DOI: 10.1108/FS-11-2013-0061.

Floyd, J., Iaquinto, B. L., Ison, R. & Collins, K. (2014), ‘Managing complexity in Australian urban water governance: Transitioning Sydney to a water sensitive city’, Futures, vol. 61, pp. 1-12, DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2014.04.002.

Floyd, J 2013, ‘Energy, complexity and interior development in civilisational renewal’, On the Horizon, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 218-229.

Floyd, J 2012, ‘Action research and integral futures studies: a path to embodied foresight’, Futures, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 870-882.

Floyd, J 2012, ‘Responding to the Millennium Project’s Energy Challenge: A futurist’s perspective’, Journal of Futures Studies, vol.16, no.4, pp.21-32.

Keady, C & Floyd, J 2011, ‘Why “Being Together” lies at the heart of “Becoming Sustainable”’, Eingana: The Journal of the Victorian Association for Environmental Education, 34(3), 19-21.

Floyd, J & Zubevich, K 2010, ‘Linking foresight and sustainability: An Integral approach’, Futures, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 59-68.

Floyd, J, Burns, A and Ramos J 2008, ‘A challenging conversation on Integral Futures: embodied foresight & trialogues’Journal of Futures Studies, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 69-86.

Floyd, J 2008, ‘Towards an Integral renewal of systems methodology for futures studies’, Futures, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 138-49.

Floyd, J 2007, ‘Thermodynamics, entropy and disorder in futures studies’, Futures, vol. 39, issue 9, pp. 1029-44.

Floyd, J 2005, ‘Visions for global justice through the lens of Sarkar’s Social Cycle’, Journal of Futures Studies, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 47-60.

Book chapters

Alexander, S., & Floyd, J. (2020). ‘Energy descent futures’. In A. Hines & A. Slaughter Richard (Eds.), The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies 2020. Washington: Association of Professional Futurists and Foresight International.

Floyd, J 2016. “City Commons and Energy Demand.” In The City as Commons: A Policy Reader, edited by José M. Ramos, 66-70. Melbourne: Commons Transition Coalition.

Conference papers

Keady, C, James, A and Floyd, J 2012, ‘Educating for Sustainability Transformations: Reflecting on a model partnership’, 17th Biennial Australian Association of Environmental Education Conference—Creating Your Next Courageous Steps, 1-3 October, Melbourne.

Floyd, J and Hayward, P 2008, ‘Community development for ecological sustainability: Working with interiority in the cultivation of social foresight’, Community Development and Ecology: Engaging ecological sustainability, 26-28 March, Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights, Deakin University, Melbourne.

Floyd, J and Hayward, P 2008, ‘Fostering social foresight in the community sector’, 5th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, 5-8 February, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Mounsey, E, Li, H and Floyd JW 1999, ‘The design of the Ausmelt Technology smelter at Zhong Tiao Shan’s Houma Smelter, People’s Republic of China’, paper presented at Cobre/Copper ’99, October, Phoenix, USA.

Selected reports

Ison, R, Grant, A, Iaquinto, B, Floyd, J, Sposito, V & Faggian, R 2010, Conceptual and methodological opportunities for the Victorian DPI with systems thinking and practice, Final Report (No. 10/5), Monash Sustainability Institute, Melbourne.

Floyd, J, Stewart C and Bowman, L, 2006, Future Summit Report: Re-inventing Australia in the Age of Asia, report for Future Summit 2006, Brisbane, 11 & 12 May.

Floyd, J Stewart, C Turner, C and Zubevich, K 2004, Alternative Transport Fuels and Technologies: Options for the Next Ten Years, report for EPA Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.