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October 2020

Mobilizing Private Finance for Urban Water Projects Globally

October 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Register for the event here.  Urban water improvement projects are typically funded through a combination of revenue from domestic public funds (water tariffs and government budgets), international public funds (grants or concessional finance), domestic private funds (private companies), or international private funds (private philanthropy, traditional bonds/loans, equity flows, etc.). However, these funding sources have proved insufficient to meet the funding gap of $1.7 trillion USD to achieve SDG 6. Historically, the majority of large scale official development assistance (ODA) was…

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Beyond Sustainability: Ecological Civilization as Ecological Integrity

October 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

EcoCiv is collaborating with Earth Charter to put on the webinar series, “Earth Charter and Ecological Civilization.” This series brings about important conversations among global partners to exchange views, deepen discourse, and stimulate further collaboration. Join us for the second panel, "Beyond Sustainability: Ecological Civilization as Ecological Integrity." Speakers: Fritjof Capra, Jeremy Lent, and Sheri Liao Time: 7:00pm Costa Rica, 9:00pm EST, 9:00am Beijing of 16 October Click here to register

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Education Reimagined: Toward a Sustainable and Equitable World

October 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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…

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Transforming Economies for Wellbeing: Sustainable Development and Ecological Civilization

October 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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? Join us as we bring together experts from…

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November 2020

Wellbeing: Ecological Civilization as a World that Works for All

November 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

EcoCiv is collaborating with Earth Charter to put on the webinar series, “Earth Charter and Ecological Civilization.” This series brings about important conversations among global partners to exchange views, deepen discourse, and stimulate further collaboration. Join us for the third panel, Wellbeing: Ecological Civilization as a World that Works for All. Speakers: David Korten, John Cobb, Song Li, Sifan Jiang Moderator: Andrew Schwartz Date and Time: November 12, 2020 |  5pm Pacific Time, 8 pm Eastern Time Click here to register

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Ecological Thinking for Civilizational Change: Beyond the Anthropocene and into a New Future

November 19, 2020

Society needs to change at a level far deeper than most people realize. Solar panels, electric cars, and carbon taxes get nowhere close to addressing the underlying causes of our complex social-environmental challenges. The interconnection of our world’s biggest problems requires a paradigm shift—a transformation of our social and economic organization that is guided by a change in values and worldviews. Taking a stand against extractivist and exploitative modes of being is important, but equally important is the articulation of…

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December 2020

Harmony: Ecological Civilization as Communities of Communities

December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

EcoCiv is collaborating with Earth Charter to put on the webinar series, “Earth Charter and Ecological Civilization.” This series brings about important conversations among global partners to exchange views, deepen discourse, and stimulate further collaboration. Join us for our third panel, Harmony: Ecological Civilization as Communities of Communities Speakers: Klaus Bosselmann, Tian Song and Jinfeng Zhou Date and Time: December 10, 2020 | 6pm Pacific Time

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February 2021

YES! Presents ‘An Ecological Civilization: The Path We’re On’

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About this Event The path toward an ecological civilization moves us from an uncivilized society based on selfish wealth accumulation to one that is community-oriented and life-affirming. You’re invited to join us for a virtual conversation on the ways communities are already working toward that goal—and how you can be a part of it. This event features contributors to our upcoming issue of YES! Magazine, "An Ecological Civilization"—Vandana Shiva, Leah Penniman, Winona LaDuke, and Jeremy Lent—and will be facilitated by YES! executive editor Zenobia…

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March 2021

Driving Change for Water Security During COVID-19

March 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Register here. This fully online event will focus on a more applied study of on-the-ground solutions to the large-scale water and public health issues discussed in the first W12+ Exchange of 2021 (held on February 4th). Experts representing multiple perspectives will present possible solutions to identified risks that have worked in some places and may be replicable in others. The panelists will discuss the complexities of scaling solutions; how to balance replicability with locally relevant solutions; and the specific challenges…

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April 2021

Crafting California’s Narrative toward a Wellbeing Economy

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us on April 8, 12pm PDT for our wellbeing webinar: Crafting California’s Narrative toward a Wellbeing Economy, with Isabel Nuesse, Engagement and Content Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. We hope you will join, engage with the presenters, and contribute to emerging discussions on economies that work for the wellbeing of people and the planet in our state. Register here for the webinar.

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