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Inner Climate Academy (ICA) provides spaces for inner reflection & inquiry, collaborative research & dialogue, and facilitated explorations that lead to personal and societal transformation of our relationship with the living Earth.
At this time of climate and ecological emergency, and unprecedented crises of multiple dimensions in global human systems, ICA‘s vision is to bring forth an Earth honoring, life-affirming human presence on this planet, which will enable us to adapt and build regenerative cultures for the future beings of all species.

We aim to repair and heal our relationship with the Earth by integrating ecocentric perspectives and Indigenous worldviews into climate action projects on the ground. 

We work with emerging climate leaders globally, and local communities to transform environmental leadership, with a focus on youth and women. 

We engage with Indigenous & other traditional local communities (AOTLCs) as climate leaders and collaborate with them to work towards incorporating their expertise into place-based, local climate adaptation plans. 

We advocate and nurture emotional resilience as one of the core tenets required for community climate adaptation.


“Eco-civilization, is a social formation, consistent with the repair and ongoing renewal of the biosphere…
A key to the discovery of appropriate cultural and philosophical foundations for eco-civilization in the West will be dialogue with other civilizations.
In face of the current increasingly catastrophic regime of climate change, mass extinctions, loss of biodiversity and worldwide ecological degradation of land, rivers and oceans, all nations, all peoples, are now having to acknowledge the plight of the planetary life-system.
There is a possibility that out of this unprecedented crisis, a meta-cultural normative consensus might emerge…
As societies grapple with the implications of their earth responsibilities for the deepest presuppositions of their cultures, they might find new points of convergence with one another in their philosophical thinking and hence in their cultural evolution.
It is around these points of convergence [through inter-civilizational dialogue] that the outlines of an earth-civilization might begin to emerge.”

-Freya Mathews


Inner Climate Academy (ICA)

ICA is a project of Social Entrepreneurship Association, a unit of the Auroville Foundation.

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