GTI Forum

A Great Transition must rise on core ethical values attuned to an interdependent world facing a common destiny. What are the elements of this foundation, and how do we build it?

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Toward a Great Ethics Transition:
The Earth Charter at Twenty

Opening Essay

Toward a Great
Ethics Transition:
The Earth Charter at Twenty

Brendan Mackey

Profit vs. Ethics

Ian Angus

Focus on Deep Drivers

Olivia Bina

Capitalism and Ethics:
Cutting to the Chase

Kavita Byrd

Reasserting Moral

Luis Cabrera

The Evolutionary Basis
for Ethics

John Baird Callicott

It Takes a Movement

Ron Engel

Ethical Leadership
in the Civilizational

Richard Falk

Ethics and the
Good Life

Roger Gottlieb

Action Is the Path
to a New Ethics

Gwendolyn Hallsmith

Justifying Universal

Joel Kassiola

Embracing Interconnectedness

Jeremy Lent

The Earth Charter Legacy

Steven Rockefeller

Enough Words, More Action!

Roz Savage

On Rights and

Kathryn Sikkink

What World Religions
Teach Us

Mary Evelyn Tucker

Response to Comments

Brendan Mackey

Core GT Texts


The emergence of an organic planetary civilization has become both possible and necessary. What would it look like? How do we get there?


The classic essay on our planetary moment, global scenarios, and pathways to a just, fulfilling, and sustainable future.