Villanova Climate Ethics Working Session

vu-150423.jpgThursday, April 23, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Villanova University, Bartley Hall, Room 1011

On Thursday, April 23, Villanova University’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host a multidisciplinary working session, to provide insight into the crossovers between climate science, diplomacy and policy-making, and the Pope’s forthcoming encyclical on the ethics of the ecological web, and its theological implications.

This two-hour event will be part of the Pathway to Paris Working Sessions—open discussions where citizens, scholars, stakeholders, policy-makers, and even high-level decision-makers, come together as peers to coordinate their experience and insight in order to make serious, effective, collaborative climate action more viable. 

This event will allow Villanova University, its vibrant sustainability community, and others from the campus and the local area, to connect with a global network of stakeholders, citizens, and policy leaders, to build political will for responsible climate stewardship policies. 

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The event will include briefs on the nature and status of the global negotiating process, an open discussion of the theological foundations for Pope Francis’ much anticipated forthcoming encyclical on ecological ethics and creation care, and an examination of how those considerations relate to science, policy and political process. 

For scholars of political science, this event also offers an opportunity to play a role in the creation of a new mechanism for civic engagement—an enduring Citizens' Climate Engagement Network—which will give people in communities around the world a substantive voice in global policy, going forward. 

Resources

On the climate negotiating process
A review of God, Creation & Climate Change
Aims of the Pathway to Paris coalition
Villanova Center for Energy & Environmental Education
Villanova University Sustainability
Climate Talks Roundtables, Villanova & Hershey
Pathway to Paris work at the Lima climate conference
World Bank Civil Society Working Session - Apr 15
Pathway to Paris Launch, with Dr. James Hansen

A glossary of terms will be provided, so participants can get up to speed on the global policy process. If there are resources you would like to contribute, or which you would like to see included on this page, please share your ideas here.

 

WHEN
April 23, 2015 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
WHERE
Bartley 1011, Villanova University
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