Daniel Pinchbeck and his wife Jana Astanov are heading up a new progressive think tank, the Center For Planetary Culture. Pinchbeck talks about the Center’s mandate in a discussion with actor Carne Ross and philanthropist Peter Buffett in a salon at the New York loft of filmmaker Giancarlo Canavesio:
Recent reports on the climate reveal that human civilization is on a collision course with the Earth. Meanwhile, our global infrastructure of governments, supranational organizations, and charitable foundations seems incapable of addressing the crisis, which requires conservation, adaptation, and mitigation. What kind of system change is possible? How do we understand and contribute to this change? What practical steps can we take as individuals and in our communities?