EcoCiv Blog

EcoCiv at the California Just Economy Summit

At this critical juncture in history, our economies must change with our changing climate to ensure a sustainable future for all. What could it look like to  design an economy that simultaneously serves people and planet? This was the question addressed recently at the inaugural California Just Economy Summit that EcoCiv co-hosted with the California Wellbeing

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EcoCiv Reflects on the UN Water Conference

In March 2023, the UN hosted its first water conference in nearly 50 years and the Institute for Ecological Civilization was invited to attend! The conference focused on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6: ensure access to water and sanitation for all. Water security & management is a topic often neglected in global spheres, but

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EcoCiv at the 7th California, Climate & Agriculture (CalCAN) Summit

Across the U.S., collaborative partnerships are being built on the belief that long-term land tenure is key to food security and climate justice. As new land tenure strategies based on this belief are emerging, there is a need for collaborative networks of new entry farmers, service providers, researchers, nonprofits, and government agencies to support these

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Learning for Impact Initiative Launch

EcoCiv has recently launched a new initiative, Learning for Impact (LFI). This initiative represents an intentional effort on EcoCiv’s part to become a “learning organization”. Sitting within the IDEAS Hub, it is linked closely with the organization’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team, but it aims to approach the MEL process in a holistic sense.

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EcoCiv and the UN: Our Special Consultative Status

In 2021, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) granted the Institute for Ecological Civilization special consultative status. What does this mean for our organization? We can now have a special seat at important, international discussions that relate directly to our organization and the future of an ecological civilization. Consultative status means that EcoCiv

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Drinking Water for Today and Tomorrow: South Sudan’s National Training Program

African countries such as South Sudan contribute the least amount of global greenhouse gas emissions but disproportionately feel the effects of climate change. Last year, floods in the country affected and displaced more than 630,000 people. Nhial Tiitmamer, from The Sudd Institute in Juba, writes that “the main climate shocks have been droughts and floods, which have been

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