On January 18, from 5 p.m. (Rome time), the Faculty of Bioethics invites you to participate in the 5th Webinar of the #osservatorioculturalebioetica on “Climate Change and Social-Ecological Resilience: Nature and People in Flux.” The next guest speaker will be Sr. Damien Marie Savino, FSE, PhD, Dean of Science and Sustainability, Aquinas College.
As the climate is changing, nature and people are in flux along with it. This talk draws upon social-ecological resilience theory and Catholic social teachings, especially as articulated in Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ and his apostolic exhortation Laudate Deum, as a framework for addressing the social-ecological impacts of climate change. What are key principles of social-ecological resilience? How can we build social-ecological resilience to cope better with climate fluxes? How can Catholic social teachings contribute to this effort? This is a burgeoning area of interdisciplinary research with broad applications to contemporary social-ecological challenges and integral human development.