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

Upcoming Events

15th Claremont International Eco-Forum & 4th International Youth Eco-Forum 

Ecological Civilization in Relational Context: Building Regenerative  Communities of Communities

5:00-8:00 PM, May 26-28, 2022, Pacific Time

May 27–29, 2022 (Beijing Time)

Fully Online


The Claremont International Forum on Ecological Civilization is the earliest and largest forum on ecological civilization in the West. This annual forum began in 2006 to bring together creative scholars, non-profit leaders, governmental officials, and leading activists to explore new worldviews, new models of agriculture and rural development, and new models of education in the transition toward ecological civilization. Thus far, more than 60,000 Chinese and non-Chinese have participated in the Forums and exerted widespread influence.

In keeping with the emphasis on youth and education, the forum has incorporated a youth forum for several years in which young activists are encouraged to develop and share their own projects for change.  

The 15th International Forum on Ecological Civilization& the 4th International Youth Forum on Ecological Civilization will be held online from April 26-28, 2022 (Pacific Time). Its theme is “Ecological Civilization and Ecological Communities in the Post-COVID-19 Era.”

What lesions can we learn from COVID-19? Why is it so urgent to create an ecological civilization ? What does ecological civilization look like? What is the philosophical foundation of ecological civilization? Why are Ecological Communities from Eco-villages, to urban coops, and more, so crucial to an ecological civilization? What lessons can we learn from one another about building regenerative and equitable communities of communities? What role can traditional wisdom play in creating ecological civilization and ecological communities ? What role can science and technology play in creating ecological civilization and ecological communities ? What kind of education do we need for ecological civilization and ecological communities.

Experts, policymakers, and creative practitioners from all over the world will explore together the above issues.

You're invited to contribute to creative solutions toward the long-term wellbeing of people and the planet!

This year, the 15th International Forum on Building Regenerative Communities of Communities & 4th International Youth Forum on Ecological Civilization will be held on May 26-28, 2022 online, its main thesis is Building Regenerative Communities of Communities of Communities. It will be fully online and 100% collaborative exploration on 3 themes:

Day 1: Eco Villages

Day 2: Eco Cities

Day 3: Eco Digital Communities。

Recommended by China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, this year's forum was  selected as the "2022 National Important Academic Conference" by the Ministry of Science and Technology. PRC.

The co-organizers and co-sponsors of this year’s forum are:

The Institute for the Postmodern Development of China (IPDC)

The Center for Process Studies (CPS)

The Institute for Ecological Civilization (EcoCiv)

Cobb Institute

Chinese Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association

China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation

Budapest Centre for Long-term Sustainability, Hungary

Please join us to spread the voice of ecological civilization in every corner of the Earth, to make a bright future to this planet. Thank you!


For more information about the forum, please click on here.