Three Ecological Transition Conferences in Korea

By Yunjeong Han, Research Fellow at the Center for Process Studies On the last day of the ‘Ecological Transformation on the Korean Peninsula and East Asia’ conference (October 12-14, 2018), participants walked 6 miles along the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) eco-trail. This green belt runs between South Korea, looking to transition from its industrial economy to…

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EcoCiv Connects with the Vatican

One of the most prominent figures arguing for fundamental societal change is the charismatic religious leader Pope Francis. As detailed in his famous 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis is calling all humans (Catholic and non-Catholic alike) to care for the poor and the earth because the wellbeing of both are inseparable. To “Care for…

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Paju Declaration

At the conclusion of the International Conference for Ecozoic Culture (October 14, 2018), EcoCiv joined 5 other organizations from China, Korea, and the USA in signing a shared statement on the world’s most urgent problems and a vision toward ecological civilization. See the English and Korean translations below. Paju Declaration Preamble Today, the global-scale ecological…

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A Conversation between David Korten and Park Won Soon (Mayor of Seoul)

The following is an abridged and narrated transcription of the conversation between Dr. David Korten and Mayor Park Won Soon, joined by Professor Cotton. Original translation was provided by Audrey Jang. ** ** ** On the morning of October 10th on the 6th floor of Seoul City Hall, Mayor Park Won-soon and Dr. David Korten,…

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EcoCiv at the Parliament of the World’s Religions

This November 1-7 in Toronto, over 7,000 people from around the globe gathered for the Parliament of the World’s Religions, the largest and oldest interfaith gathering of its kind. The Parliament included six tracks, each with its own three-hour assembly session, on Indigenous Peoples, Women in Religion, Climate Action, Justice, Countering War, Hate & Violence,…

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Food Justice Event with Chef José Andrés

EcoCiv partnered with renowned chef and activist José Andrés to bring together more than 30 non-profit leaders to discuss cross-sector collaboration at Oyamel Restaurant in Washington, DC on September 7th. The event, entitled “Food, Sustainability, and Social Justice: How Do We Increase Our Impact?” used food as an example of an area where multiple sectors…

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Green Transition Toward Ecological Civilization: A Korea-US Dialogue

Green Transition Toward Ecological Civilization: A Korea-US Dialogue November 7-9, 2017 Claremont Graduate University Claremont, California, USA 한국어 번역 Online Program Booklet Our world is facing an unprecedented threat. If we have any hope of averting the predicted consequences of the climate crisis, we need radical change and we need it now. Making minor adjustments that…

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James Thornton in conversation with Philip Clayton

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…

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The Sustainable Development Goals and Laudato si’

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…

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Exciting Conference on EcoCiv in Korea

Green Transition: Toward Ecological Civilization in Korea Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM (PST) Claremont, CA | Claremont Our world is facing an unprecedented threat. If we have any hope of averting the predicted consequences of the climate crisis, we need radical change and we need it now. Making minor…

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