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IAPG organizes seminars or sessions/symposia on geoethics in meetings, conferences, congresses, encouraging a wide participation of the scientific and professional community in the discussion on geoethical topics.

- Events organized in 2022 and 2023
- Events organized in 2020 and 2021
- Events organized in 2018 and 2019

Events organized in 2017
- Events organized before 2017


Events organized in 2024
17-22 November 2024
San Luis (Argentina)
Simposium on Geological Risks and Geoethics at XXII CGA
The Call for Abstract is open - Deadline: 15 July 2024

XXII Congreso Geológico Argentino (CGA) (Argentinian Geological Congress)

"Avances y desafíos de la Geología en Argentina" ("Advances and challenges of Geology in Argentina")

IAPGeoethics-Argentina organizes the Symposium S03 "Geological Risks and Geoethics" (Riesgos geológicos y Geoética).


The Argentine Geological community is invited to participate in the symposium titled Geological Risks and Geoethics. The aim of the symposium is to gather specialists in geological sciences and geoscientists to exchange knowledge on ethical conduct in addressing threats and risks associated with professional activities. Volcanic processes, earthquakes (seismic events – tsunamis), floods, landslides, mass movements in general, and wind, river, and marine erosion caused by climatic and/or anthropogenic changes will be central themes of this symposium. We invite the entire geoscientific community to explore the application of geoethical principles in addressing these issues (More information: International Association for Promoting Geoethics – IAPG -

A discussion space will be opened for the multi- and interdisciplinary treatment of the topic, which will serve not only to advance scientific knowledge but also to address the management of geological risks in relation to social, public health, technological, communicational, and legal contexts (Geoethics Code).

Dr. Elizabeth I. Rovere (Coordinator of IAPGeoethics Argentina), Dr. Roberto A. Violante (Coordinator of IAPGeoethics Argentina), Dr. Gabriel Asato, Dr. Oscar H. Papú.

- Abstract submission (deadline: 15 July 2024):

XXII CGA website: 

(in English:

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23-26 September 2024
Dresden (Germany)
Session supported by IAPG at GeoSaxonia 2024
The Call for Abstracts is expired

Annual meeting of the German Geological Society (DGGV) "GeoSaxonia 2024"

Session 13.d) "Rocks, People, Time and [epistemological] Leadership" within the ​Topic: 13 "Managing the Future of Earth Sciences: Data, Citizen Science, Education, Outreach."

Conveners: Martin Bohle, Jonas Grutzpalk, Dominic Hildebrand

Session description:

Adopting a broad Earth Science perspective, this session focuses on the geo-sociocultural implications of concepts of the geosciences, such as the contentious yet widely recognised term 'Anthropocene'. The professional meaning, public understanding, and daily use (by citizens, news people, or politicians) of scientific terminology often exhibit tensions. Given that Earth Sciences, including Geology, are pertinent to contemporary societies' knowledge base and associated practices, responsible sciences should care about these tensions.

For example, the notion of an 'Anthropocene' encapsulates insights into planetary-scale anthropogenic changes (PSAC). Likewise, it has sparked debate within geological circles, and (in some future) the International Union of Geological Sciences might settle it as a specific geological terminus technicus. However, geoscientific concepts like an 'Anthropocene', 'tipping points', 'deep time', etc. encompass scientific, philosophical, and cultural interpretations. Therefore, considering them to be mere professional terms seems short-sighted.

Typically, Geologists analyse Earth through the specific lens of their discipline. However, the intricate sociocultural ramifications of geoscientific concepts seem to necessitate an interdisciplinary approach. Consequently, this session highlights the multifaceted nature of (popular) geoscientific concepts. The session explores that a comprehensive understanding, e.g. of the notion of Anthropocene, requires grasping geological aspects and integrating sociocultural and philosophical considerations. Hence, the session studies the extent to which geological terminology should incorporate the cultural dimensions associated with the Earth Sciences. Specifically, the session seeks to discuss how the geological community should take leadership in defining and interpreting generic epistemic concepts associated with but going beyond their field of science.

- Submit an abstract to this session

- Website of GeoSaxonia 2024

25-31 August 2024
Busan (Republic of Korea)
Geoethics at the IGC 2024

International Geological Congress 2024

Thanks to Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General and Chair of the IUGS - Commission on Geoethics) and the availability of 37th IGC organizers, geoethics was included among the themes of the congress for the first time in the history of the IGC:

Theme T39 "Geoethics and Societal Relevance of Geosciences":

Convener: Silvia Peppoloni (

Geoethics and Societal Relevance of Geosciences focus on the ethical considerations and societal implications of geoscientific research and practices. It explores the responsibility of geoscientists to contribute to sustainable development, environmental protection, and social well-being. Geoethics promotes integrity, transparency, and accountability in geoscience research and decision-making processes. It encourages geoscientists to engage with local communities, stakeholders, and policymakers to ensure that geoscientific knowledge is accessible, relevant, and beneficial to society. This field emphasizes the ethical dimensions of geoscience education, professional conduct, and the ethical implications of resource extraction, land use planning, and natural hazard mitigation. By integrating geoethics, geoscientists can foster a more inclusive, responsible, and ethical approach to addressing global challenges.

Under this theme, the IAPG organizes the following session:

Session 1 "Geoethics at the hearth of all geoscience: serving the public good"

Convener: Silvia Peppoloni

Session description: Geoscience knowledge and practice are essential for the functioning of modern societies, in particular for dealing with the global anthropogenic changes of our times. However, how can geosciences serve society? Which societal role can geoscientists play? How should the geoscience-policy interface be managed? How much is ethics important in guiding geoscience decisions and solutions? These are only some of the fundamental questions that modern geoscientists, who are aware of the ethical and societal implications of their profession, should ponder. Geoethics aims to provide an ethical reference framework to answer those and other questions, and to nourish a discussion on the fundamental principles and values, which underpin appropriate behaviours, and practices wherever human activities interact with the Earth system. The complexity of the planetary interactions and world issues requires interdisciplinary approaches and cooperation, capable of synthesizing a range of knowledge, methods, tools and strategies. As any scientist, geoscientists have a responsibility to develop excellent science and international cooperation, transfer scientific outcomes to different stakeholders, as well as improve methods and technologies, which assure people’s safety and a responsible land management, public welfare and sustainable life conditions for present and future generations, while respecting biodiversity and geodiversity. Geoscientists, who are aware of their ethical and societal obligations, will be able to put their knowledge at the service of public good and increase society trust in geosciences. The spectrum of topics geoethics deals with includes: philosophical and historical aspects of geoscience, their contemporary relevance and their role in informing methods for effective and ethical decision-making; geoscience professionalism and deontology, research integrity, including issues related to harassment, discrimination, equity and inclusion in geosciences; ethical and social problems related to the management of land, subsoil, air and water, including environmental changes, pollution and their impacts; socio-environmentally sustainable supply of georesources (including energy, minerals and water), recognising the importance of effective regulation and policy-making, social acceptance, and understanding and promoting best practices; resilience of society related to natural and anthropogenic hazards, risk management and mitigation strategies; ethical aspects of geoscience education and communication, and their societal relevance, as well as culture and value of geodiversity, geoconservation, geoheritage, geoparks and geotourism; role of geosciences in achieving socio-economic development that respects cultures, traditions and local development paths, regardless of countries' wealth, and in promoting peace, responsible and sustainable development and intercultural exchange. Conveners invite colleagues to present experiences, considerations, methods, questions, best practices, and also case studies to enrich and explore the ethical, social, and cultural aspects of geoscience knowledge and practice, to address local and global challenges, such as climate change solutions, natural resources management, risk reduction, conservation of geoheritage, geoscience communication and education strategies. The session aims to provide food for thought and create connections between scholars from different disciplinary fields, in order to build a genuine geoscience community, open to cross-fertilization with other scientific and humanities communities. The session is co-sponsored by International Association for Promoting Geoethics ( and International Union of Geological Sciences (

37th IGC website:

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21-23 June 2024
Assisi (Italy)
Geoethics in Assisi (Italy)

International existential humanistic conference "Uomo - Unità di Azione: Definire l'Uomo per Ritrovare la Radicalità di Natura" ("Human - Unity of Action: Defining Human to Rediscover Their Rootness of Nature").

Silvia Peppoloni and Giuseppe Di Capua gives a talk titled "Geoetica per un Umanesimo Ecologico" ("Geoethics for an Ecological Humanism").

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21-22 June 2024
Lima (Peru)
I Latin American Symposium on Geoethics
The Call for Abstracts is open - Deadline: 15 April 2024

The network of Latin American sections of the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG), invites the scientific community to the I Latin American Symposium on Geoethics "Building Healthy Relationships with the Planet".

This event is included into the I Peruvian Biennial in Geotechnics. 

Topics of interest in the symposium are research and reflections on behaviors and practices related to the interaction of human activities and the Earth system based on the principles and values advocated by geoethics.
This symposium hopes to attract professionals and researchers from the Earth Sciences, related areas and the Social and Human Sciences.
A Latin American perspective is considered important to contribute to an increasingly authentic and plural geoethics.

The official language of the symposium is Spanish. Due to the regional nature of the event, contributions in Portuguese and English will be also accepted.

Venue: Auditorio del Colegio de Ingenieros del Perú - CD Lima, San Isidro.

Type of presentations: onsite and virtual.

- First Circular

- Second Circular

- Third Circular

- Final Programme (pdf file)

- Website

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31 May 2024
IAPG-Peru General Assembly

Online event


IAPG-Peru organizes its general assembly. Agenda: Presentation of the Board of Directors 2024-2026; Schedule of Activities, Presentation of Groups and among others.​

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10 May 2024
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Event in Bangladesh

Event: Geology for the Sustainable Development of Bangladesh

Location: Petrobangla, Karwanbazar, Dhaka (Bangaldesh)


We highlight the Technical Session 17 - Theme 14: Geo-tourism, Geo-heritage and Conservation.
Venue: Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Petrobangla
Date: 10 May, 2024; Time: 15.15-16.00 hrs

Chair: Prof. Dr. M. Shafiqul Alam, Department of Geology and Mining, University of Rajshahi
Co-Chair: Mr. Md. Nazwanul Haque, Deputy Director (Geology), GSB
Rapporteur: Mr. Md. Jahangir, Assistant Director (Geology), GSB


1. Geotourism: A Tool for Perspective Development in Developing Countries (by Md. Nehal Uddin)
2. The Context of Geoconservation Measures for the BDP2100’s Hotspots Area of Bangladesh (by Md. Ali Akbar, Md. Jahangir Alam and Mohammad Al Razi)
3. Geoethics: My Understandings (by A. K. M. Khorshed Alam

Download the Programme of the event (pdf file) 

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15-16 April 2024
Vienna (Austria) and online
Geoethics at the EGU 2024

The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics, the Commission on Geoethics of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences and the Chair on Geoethics of the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences welcome you at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2024 in Vienna (Austria), that attracts thousand of geoscientists from all over the world every year. From 2013, the IAPG organizes and supports events on geoethics at the EGU General Assembly. This year, we are excited about session EOS4.4, scheduled to take place on 15 and 16 April 2024. 

Session EOS4.4 "Geoethics: The significance of geosciences for society and the environment"

Conveners: Silvia Peppoloni, Svitlana Krakovska, Giuseppe Di Capua, David Crookall


  • Orals (16 virtual and onsite presentations) | Tue, 16 Apr, 08:30–12:30 (CEST), Room 1.34

  • Posters on site (8 posters) | Attendance Mon, 15 Apr, 16:15–18:00 (CEST), Hall X1

  • Posters virtual (1 poster) | Attendance Mon, 15 Apr, 14:00–15:45 (CEST) vHall X1


This session is co-organized by BG8/ERE1/GM12/HS13/OS5/SSS1 and co-sponsored by IAPG, IUGS Commission on Geoethics, and CIPSH Chair on Geoethics.

Details about this session:

15 April 2024
18:00 (GMT-4), online
Launch of the Chilean Code of Geoethics

IAPG-Chile announces the official launch of the Chilean Code of Geoethics (in Spanish), prepared by the Geoethics Group of the Geological Society of Chile/IAPG-Chile, with the support of the national geoscience community, as well as international collaborators.

- Download the Chilean Code of Geoethics (pdf file) 

- Zoom link:

8 March 2024
18:00 (GMT-5), online
4th Conversation of Women in Geosciences in Peru

The Commission on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the IAPG-Peru Commission organizes the 4th conversation on "Peruvian Women in Geosciences" to celebrate the International Women's Day 2024.

This event (in Spanish) will feature the participation of panelists who will share their experiences and contributions in the field of geological engineering, civil engineering, meteorology and paleontology.

Zoom link:
ID meeting: 821 3092 9428
Password: 8s5NWs

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1 March 2024
Lecture in Greece

The Jean Monnet Headquarters in Risk and Crisis Communication Management in the EU, co-organized with the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) to honor World Civil Protection Day, welcomes the distinguished seismologist and Professor, Gerassimos Papadopoulos (IAPG-Greece co-Coordinator) in an online lecture entitled "Social Management of Natural Risks and Crises in Greece, and internationally."
The lecture takes place via the ZOOM platform:
- Meeting ID - 92410878631 


The lecture will be presented by Maria Triantafyllou, Professor in the Department of Geology & Geo-environment of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and co-Coordinator of IAPG-Greece.
Amalia Triantafyllidou, Professor of the Department of Communications and Digital Media, University of Western Macedonia, is the coordinator of the lecture.

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29 February 2024
Rome (Italy)
Geoethics in Rome

Silvia Peppoloni (Chair of the IUGS Commission on Geoethics and IAPG Secretary General) holds a webinar entitled "Geoethics and Global Anthropogenic Impacts: Resources, Risks, Responsibilities" for students of RomaTre University and Sapienza University (Rome, Italy) and for members of the Professional Association of Geologists of Lazio.

This event is co-sponsored by IAPG School on Geoethics, IUGS Commission on Geoethics, and CIPSH Chair on Geoethics.

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26-27 February 2024
Paris (France)
SCGES meeting in Paris

Silvia Peppoloni (Chair of the IUGS Commission on Geoethics and IAPG Secretary General) attends the meeting of the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science (SCGES) and the 10th SCGES webinar "Popularizing science without gender bias" for the Global Women’s Breakfast. Silvia Peppoloni represents the IUGS - International Union of Geological Scences in this event.

More about the 10th SCGES webinar

19-21 February 2024
Nairobi (Kenya)
IUGS Commission on Geoethics and the IAPG at the 79th IUGS EC meeting

The IUGS Commission on Geoethics and the IAPG are represented by Silvia Peppoloni (Chair of the IUGS Commission on Geoethics and IAPG Secretary General) and Giuseppe Di Capua (IUGS Commission on Geoethics and IAPG Treasurer) at the 79th Executive Committee meeting of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences.

10 February 2024
Online, 18:00 GMT-5
Webinar in Peru to celebrate the IDWGS 2024

Webinar (in Spanish) entitled "The vision of women in the geosciences (Spanish: "La visión de la mujer en las geociencias"), organized by IAPG-Peru to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024. Participants: Sandra Villacorta, Karol Puerta, Martha Ly.

Zoom link

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19 January 2024
IAPG-Peru General Assembly

Online event


IAPG-Peru organizes its second general assembly to discuss the plan of activity 2024, to inform about activities of task groups and the student groups and to report about MinerLima 2023.

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