2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress: Planet at the Crossroads

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress 2016 was hosted by the US government in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, from 1 to 10 September. The theme of the Congress, “Planet at the Crossroads,” focused on the recently agreed collective challenge of attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the next 15 years, which…

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California Economic Summit

The 2016 California Economic Summit will take place in Sacramento on December 13-14, 2016 marking the fifth annual gathering of private, public and civic leaders from across California’s diverse regions. Participating in the Summit’s year-round process with the goal of expanding opportunity for all, the network of business, equity, environmental, and civic organizations will come together…

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Real Economy Lab

The Real Economy Lab provides an interactive platform where the cumulative knowledge, aims, and resources of the new economy movement can be drawn together in order to seek common ground and drive coordinated action. For more details, click here.

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Zero Carbon Britain

Zero Carbon Britain is the flagship research project from the Centre for Alternative Technology, showing that a modern, zero-emissions society is possible using technology available today. The research project has produced the following reports: Zero Carbon: Making it Happen (2015) (Download report here (PDF)) Who’s Getting Ready for Zero? (2015) (Download report here (PDF)) People,…

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Growth isn’t Possible – New Economics Foundation

Four years on from New Economics Foundation‘s Growth isn’t Working, this new report goes one step further and tests that thesis in detail in the context of climate change and energy. It argues that indefinite global economic growth is unsustainable. Just as the laws of thermodynamics constrain the maximum efficiency of a heat engine, economic growth…

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What Is Education For? by David Orr

We are accustomed to thinking of learning as good in and of itself. But as environmental educator David Orr reminds us, our education up until now has in some ways created a monster. This essay is adapted from his commencement address to the graduating class of 1990 at Arkansas College. Read the entire essay here.

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The Ecological Citizen – Call for papers

The Ecological Citizen is a new online journal that will strive to address the central issue of our time: how to halt and reverse our current ecocidal course and create an ecological civilization. It is peer-reviewed and free-to-access, and you can sign up for content alerts here. Call for Papers We are inviting authors to…

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Collapse by Jared Diamond

In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization. For more details about the book, click here.

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Interview: Xi's understanding of Marxism a light on path toward ecological civilization — U.S. philosopher

Source: Xinhua | 2016-05-19 21:41:07 | Editor: huaxia   LOS ANGELES, May 19 (Xinhua) — A noted U.S. philosopher has praised Chinese President Xi Jinping‘s remarks on updated Marxism, saying Xi’s understanding of Marxism is a light on the path toward a new global ecological civilization. Philip Clayton was commenting on Xi’s speech about the…

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Climate Conflict, Capital & Development Paradox: A case of India’s Energy & Resources Crisis

Climate Conflict, Capital & Development Paradox: A case of India’s Energy & Resources Crisis Presented by Amol Navangul In collaboration with the International Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), The Community Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), and The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) Session Description: Climate change and security or…

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