Envisioning a more resilient future requires action today aimed at establishing harmony between human development and nature. Civil society has shown valuable examples of effective partnerships which connect communities to their natural surroundings, particularly in Africa, where the Green Belt Movement has emerged. Without such connections, sustainability, such as that proposed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains abstract.

This Kapuscinski Lecture aims to promote civil society integration with academia and government into effective partnerships for empathetic development characterized by harmony and connections between human activities and nature. This human-nature empathy highlights the importance of “Life on Land” (SDG 15) as a central element of the whole 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Ecosystem integrity is, in fact, the basis of this vision aimed at preserving the life support system in the biosphere. Together, we can and will unify to secure a more sustainable future.

When: 25th February 2021 at 17:00 CET / 16:00 GMT (check time around the world).

Where: online on Zoom. Register here.

You can join the lecture by:

  • connecting via Zoom platform to the lecture and ask your questions to the speaker
  • following livestreaming from the event at kapuscinskilectures.eu
  • asking your questions to speaker via Twitter using #KAPTalks hashtag
The lecture will be hosted by INECOL.


English – Spanish interpretations will be available for participants on Zoom.


The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with participation of:


  • Agustín del Castillo, Journalist specialized in environment and rural livelihoods
  • Georgina Vidriales Chan, Member of SENDAS AC and Pixcando NGOs, Coordinator for outreach, communication and biomarkets
  • Alicia Chacalo Hilu, Professor, Department of Energy, UAM Azcapotzalco
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