Global Ecological Integrity Group

The Global Ecological Integrity Group

The Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG) includes more than 250 scholars and independent researchers worldwide, from diverse disciplines, including ecology, biology, philosophy, epidemiology, public health, ecological economics and international law. The GEIG mandate is to push the boundaries of scholarly endeavour through inter- and trans-disciplinary engagement on matters affecting and governing the sustainability of life for both present and future generations.

The first GEIG Focus Group Meeting took place in 1992, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council oCanada (SSHRC), and that funding continued until 1999. In 1999, with the able assistance of Philippe Crabbé, GIEG secured a NATO Advanced Science grant for a meeting in Budapest, Hungary, while in 1998, Colin Soskolne and Roberto Bertollini co-organised and hosted a meeting at the WHO in Rome, Italy. Since then GIEG has grown to a group of over 250 independent researchers from diverse disciplines, including ecology, biology, philosophy, epidemiology, public health, ecological economics and international law, from a starting group of about 20 persons, including two student assistants. The group has a unique trans-disciplinary agenda today.