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My Priority for the Defining Year of Humanity’s Defining Decade

My most recent YES! column identified 2020 as the defining year of a defining decade for humanity. The scientific data suggest it is our last opportunity to get in place the necessary measures to meet essential carbon emission reduction targets. This immediate and nonnegotiable imperative for human wellbeing, even survival, is a consequence of profound […]

2020-02-13T14:40:06-08:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Articles/Reports/Papers, China, Club of Rome, Ecological Civilization, Humanity, South Africa|

You Can’t Put Capitalism Over Sustainability – and Other Lessons From China

Humanity’s existential crisis can be resolved only when we the people stand united behind a vision of the world we truly want. 

(Commentary originally published by YES! Magazine, August 19, 2019)

I just returned from a conference of influential decision-makers in China, where I presented on economics for an ecological […]

2019-08-21T13:50:03-07:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Capitalism, China, Politics, YES! Column|

Ecological Civilization: Choice Point for Humanity

Presentation to the 11th John Cobb Common Good Award Ceremony & Annual Banquet at the 12th International Forum on Ecological Civilization, “Ecological Civilization and Symbiotic Development.” April 27, 2018.

We have gathered here from China, South Korea and the United States in search of a human pathway to an Ecological Civilization.

Humanity is awakening to a sobering […]

2018-05-03T15:40:25-07:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: China, Earth Balance, Ecological Civilization, Global Economy, Presentations|