Only if China and India (as well as America) soon start to make the postmodern turn does our planet have hope. —David Ray Griffin

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2024 Activities

Co-Benefits of Human Well-being and Planetary Health

The 17th International Forum on Ecological Civilization 

& The 6th International Youth Forum on Ecological Civilization

May 24 – May 25, 2024, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA. USA

Ecological Civilization moves away from modern industrial civilization. The signs of the times have demonstrated that it will be the next stage of human development. The 17th International Forum on Ecological Civilization and the 6th International Youth Forum on Ecological Civilization are taking place in this context. They seek to further promote ecological civilization through research and practice and effectively address current ecological crises facing global community. The forums are scheduled to be held on May 24 – May 25, 2024, in Claremont, CA. They will be jointly organized by the Institute for Postmodern Development of China,  Pitzer College , the Center for Process Studies, the China Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association (PRC), the Institute for Ecological Civilization (US), the China Green Development Association (PRC), the Cobb Institute (US), and the Budapest Center for Long-term Sustainability (Hungary).

The Claremont International Forum on Ecological Civilization is an important platform for the promotion of ecological civilization facilitated by the Institute for Postmodern Development of China(IPDC). It is the very first and most influential international ecological civilization forum held in the United States. The Forum is co-hosted by the Institute for Postmodern Development of China, the Center for Process Studies, Pitzer, Claremont Graduate University, and their domestic and international partners for years. It has been held annually for the past sixteen years with great success. Thousands of Chinese and international scholars, environmentalists, and government officials have participated in the Forum. With its broad impact on the international community, the Forum has been repeatedly reported by major domestic and international media outlets, such as Xinhua News Agency, People's Daily,  International Daily News, and US-Sino Times, etc. In 2022, Video clips from the 15th International Forum on Ecological Civilization  have been downloaded over 12 million times in China. 

In 2018, a Youth Forum was developed from the International Forum on Ecological Civilization. The two forums have been held jointly for the past five years. The 6th International Youth Forum on Ecological Civilization will bring together young leaders from around the world to collaboratively explore new concepts and practices for the creation of an ecological civilization. 

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