Dr. Peter Doran is a lecturer in law at the School of Law at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and a senior editor/writer with the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s reporting services at the United Nations. He is a former journalist and continues to blog occasionally as well as produce academic publications, the most […]
James Thornton is the founding CEO of ClientEarth. He is an environmental lawyer and social entrepreneur. A member of the bars of New York, California and the Supreme Court of the United States, and a solicitor of England and Wales, he moved from a Wall Street law practice to found the Citizens’ Enforcement Project at […]
The Sustainable Development Goals and Laudato si’: varieties of Post-Development? by Wolfgang Sachs Abstract “Comparing the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations and the Laudato si’ by the Pope, both authored in 2015, one point stands out: the Development enthusiasm of the twentieth century is gone. In its place, we are now dealing with the demise of expansive […]
This report by Herman Greene on the “Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization Conference” held at Pomona College, Claremont, California, June 4-7, 2015, has four parts: (1) “The Story,” (2) What the Participants Said,” (3) “A Critical Review,” and (4) “The Outcome.” To download and read this report, please click here (PDF).
Professor Arran Gare has just published a significant analysis of ecological civilization, entitled The Philosophical Foundations of Ecological Civilization. In this interview he discusses the ways of thinking that humanity must leave behind in order to make the radical transition toward an ecological civilization. Dr. Gare also provides a compelling analysis of the core concepts that […]
To read “How Higher Education Imperils the Future: An Urgent Call for Action” by Peter G. Brown and Jon D. Erickson, please click here (PDF). Jon Erickson is Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont (USA). He has published widely […]
To read “Integrating Ecology and Justice: The Papal Encyclical” by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, please click here (PDF). To watch Mary Evelyn Tucker on “Cosmology, Ecology, and Justice in Laudato Si’” please click here.
Although agriculture is a large source of global emissions, Pollan suggests it can help reverse climate change. Rene Ebersole: Should we be looking more closely at how the food we eat affects the climate? Michael Pollan: I think there’s a growing recognition that you can’t really address climate without looking at the food system. Yet, […]
Growing inequality, political stalemate, and climate disruption prompt an important insight. When the old ways no longer produce the outcomes we are looking for, something deeper is occurring. It is time to explore genuine alternatives and new models—“the next system.”
Institute for Postmodern Development of China Introducing the Institute for Postmodern Development of China Ecological Civilization – A national strategy for innovative, concerted, green, open and inclusive development The Ecological Civilization Debate in China Green is Gold – the Strategy and Actions of China’s Ecological Civilization China’s New Blueprint for an ‘Ecological Civilization’ Interpreting Ecological […]