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EcoCiv Dialogues on Global Systems Change


Leading Dialogues for Global Systems Change

“EcoCiv Dialogues on Global Systems Change” is an interactive webinar series that convenes leaders and experts from around the world to discuss systems solutions for addressing the root causes of our complex social-environmental challenges. International dialogue and collaboration is key to living into a new paradigm for the wellbeing of people and the planet–an ecological civilization. This dialogue series is part of our efforts to build global networks of change agents, facilitate partnerships across different sectors, and bring these conversations to the public. Please continue to follow our efforts in building international networks and sparking dialogue on systemic change and ecological civilization.

The Rights of Nature in a Wellbeing Society

Wed, April 28, 2021 | 9 AM Pacific Time

When we think about what is necessary to create and sustain societies grounded in wellbeing, respect for the rights of everything in our natural world is crucial. But how do we define the “rights” of nature? And what does it look like to uphold these rights in practice, especially in a world that has placed capitalistic values largely at the center of its decision-making and law-making processes? Join the Institute for Ecological Civilization and YES! Magazine for a discussion with leaders who have been redefining what it means to establish and protect the rights of nature for the sake of all living things on our planet.

Panelists: Melissa Troutman, Mona Polacca, Hermann E. Ott, Joe Bowersox III

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Transforming Economies for Wellbeing: Sustainable Development and Ecological Civilization

Thu, October 22, 2020 | 5 PM Pacific Time

Our economic system is broken. It’s a system designed to grow profit and power for a few, through the exploitation of other people and the planet. Under the leadership of the United Nations, governments worldwide have begun to embrace a new vision for sustainable development. But what does sustainable development entail? What are the measures of a successful economy? How does the goal of wellbeing fit into the vision for sustainable development? In this webinar we bring together experts from around the world for dialogue on transforming economies for the long-term wellbeing of people and the planet. Featured panelists include: Elliott Harris, Barbara Muraca, Yannick Beaudoin, and Kazunao Sato.

This panel is brought to you through collaboration of the Institute for Ecological Civilization, the International Council on Environmental Economics and Development, the Center for Process Studies, and the David Suzuki Foundation.

Panelists: Elliott Harris Yannick BeaudoinKazunao SatoBarbara Muraca

Education Reimagined: Toward a Sustainable and Equitable World

Thu, October 22, 2020 | 5 PM Pacific Time

Education plays a significant role in shaping how we understand the world and our relationship to it. Changing our education systems is key to addressing the complex social and environmental problems that plague our world today. What values currently dominate our education systems? How should our models of education (content, pedagogy, etc.) be transformed in order for humans to live justly and joyously within the bounds of the natural world? What are the emerging best practices in education for ecological civilization? Watch this EcoCiv Dialogues on Global Systems Change for a conversation with leaders who are reimagining education for the wellbeing of people and the planet.

Panelists: Hee-Yeon Cho Marcus FordMirian Viela

A World Without Racism? Building an Ecological Civilization

This panel was held on July 22, 2020

An ecological civilization is a sustainable and just world. At the heart of this vision are the principles of equity, diversity, and harmony. Today, all around the globe, the institutional trauma that Black and Brown communities have endured for centuries is being laid bare. Are we at a turning point? How can we transition from a modern civilization built on exploitation and oppression, toward a world that works for all? Join us as we bring together leaders from around the world.

Panelists: Mamphela RampheleNafeez AhmedMuhammed Lamin SaidykhanVanessa NakateRichard Rose

The Next Economy: Transforming Economic Systems After COVID-19

This panel was held on April 30, 2020

As the socio-economic effects of coronavirus worsen, the deep failures of our global economic order are being revealed. Is this the end of the neoliberal era? What will the economy look like after COVID-19? Can our next economy promote the overall well-being of people and the planet? Join us as we bring together experts from around the world.

Panelists featured: Kate Raworth, Stewart Wallis, Marjorie Kelly, David Korten, Gunna Jung.

The Most Important Lessons from COVID-19: A Global Conversation on a Global Crisis

This panel was held on March 27, 2020

As world leaders struggle to address the coronavirus pandemic, one thing has become certain: this is more than a health crisis. From COVID-19’s impact on economic systems, ecological systems, systems of governance and more ― it’s clear that the global challenges we face are all interconnected. Connect with us as we bring together experts from around the world for a probing conversation on today’s global crisis and why a systems approach to civilizational change is fundamental for a healthy future.

Panelists featured: Mamphela RampheleVandana Shiva, Gunna JungJeremy Lent and Elliott Harris

This event was co-sponsored by EcoCiv and the International Council on Environmental Economics and Development.

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