PPH Symposia

The Garrison Institute convenes and hosts by-invitation PPH symposia gathering visionaries and experts in key fields from around the world and all walks of life. In 2018, we held the first PPH symposium on Ecological Civilization, exploring new ethical frameworks for planetary health.

The second PPH symposium was held early March 2020, entitled “Ethics in the Age of the Anthropocene.” It was conceived as a search for a contemporary ethics of the common good, shared well-being, and societal mutuality. It assembled more than 50 leading practitioners of applied ecology, conservation, impact investing, and sustainable business together with scientists, ethicists, journalists, meditation teachers, Native American elders, philosophers, physicians, researchers, students, theologians, and writers.  Read our report on the proceedings of that symposium here.

Ethics in the Age of the Anthropocene Report

We invite you to learn more about the 2020 Pathways to Planetary Health Symposium by reading this report, which describes the discussions and key insights of the symposium, including the guiding values and ethics proposed by participants and potential applications for these learnings. This report offers more information on what we’re currently working on.