From Anthropocentrism to Ecocentrism: Making the Shift

Venue: Virtual

Location: Online, Other

Event Date/Time: Apr 14, 2007 End Date/Time: Apr 30, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 30, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Mar 30, 2007
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EcoRes Forum Online E-Conference (
Exploring the Ethical, Political and Socio-Cultural Aspects of Climate Change

The EcoRes Forum announces the launch of a series of online e-conferences focusing on the ethical, political and sociocultural aspects of climate change. The series, which will be offered free of charge, starts off in April 2007 with a two-week dialogue on a topic of increasing urgency: expanding and accelerating an ecocentric philosophy among societies around the world.

The need for such a shift has long been recognized. Based on the UN's Rio Declaration of Environment and Development, in 1992 Al Gore observed, "Our challenge is to accelerate the needed change in thinking about our relationship to the environment in order to shift the pattern of our civilization to a new equilibrium -- before the world's ecological system loses its current one." (Earth in the Balance)

Titled From Anthropocentrism to Ecocentrism: Making the Shift, the e-conference will bring together academics and activists, scientists and social critics, researchers, journalists, community leaders and citizens, all focused on looking for answers and actions to make this paradigm shift a reality.