Ecological Civilization: FROM EMERGENCY TO EMERGENCE

In 2021, David Korten published a very timely paper called “Ecological Civilization: FROM EMERGENCY TO EMERGENCE”. Drawing on the work and insights of many colleagues and from ongoing conversations, this paper was written in an effort to connect the dots and engage a serious conversation about the causes of the existential crisis we face, while bringing a message of hope and possibility to help move us forward on the path to an Ecological Civilization.

The paper’s foundational premise is that hope lies in a credible vision of possibility with the power to unite us in creating a world that meets the essential needs of all people while securing the health and beauty of the living Earth that birthed and nurtures us.