New ways towards integral ecology:
five years after Laudato Si’
Castel Gandolfo, Italy, 23-25 October 2020
The environmental crisis represents one of the most urgent and critical problems of our times. In 2015, Pope Francis launched his encyclical letter Laudato Si’ emphasizing the need “to enter into dialogue with all people about our common home … before it is too late”. At five years since its publication, we would like to look at the impact of this document on the contemporary world and the new ways explored towards an Integral Ecology. These new ways explore a relational view of ourselves and of the natural world, of which we are an intrinsic part, and how we relate with nature from the ethical, scientific, societal and even theological points of view.
The meeting aims at showcasing the role that individuals and social bodies can play in the care of our common home. We are convinced that the environmental crisis can represent an opportunity for a renewed encounter between cultures and religions.
The program will include invited talks, selected presentations (either oral or poster), round tables, thematic workshops and plenary sessions in dialogue with the speakers. The contributions solicited include the following topics:
- Integral Ecology
- Environmental Ethics
- Sustainable Development
- Circular Economy
- Happy Degrowth
- Attention Restoration Theory (ART)
- Health and Environment
- Ecosystems and Environmental Research
- Environmental Challenges (global warming, plastic pollution, etc.)
- Technological Solutions (energy efficiency, renewable sources, etc.)
- Ecology and Society (economics, politics, and religions role facing the environmental crisis)
Abstract submission: September 20th, 2020
Notification of acceptance: October 4th, 2020
Registration: October 11th, 2020
Luca Fiorani (Chair)
“Lumsa”, “Marconi” and “Roma Tre” universities, Italy; EcoOne (president), International Organization
University of São Paulo and NRPLS (director), Brasil
Tours University (iBrain director), France
Imperial College, UK
University of Melbourne, Australia
University of La Plata, Astrophysics Institute of La Plata and CONICET, Argentina
Trocaire and Maynooth University, Ireland
Global Catholic Climate Movement (executive director), International Organization
National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Union for the Mediterranean (Deputy SecretaryGeneral), International Organization
University of Malta, Malta
Mufungwa Arthur Ngoy
“Moyi Mwa Ntongo” Medical Center (director) and Ministry of Public Health (expert), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mundell & Associates (CEO) and Purdue University, US
Miguel Oliveira Panão
University of Coimbra, Portugal
“Vanvitelli” University of Campania, Italy
CNR and Gregorian and “Roma Tre” universities, Italy
University of La Plata and Research Commission of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Juan de la Riva
University of Zaragoza (Head of Department of Geography and Territorial Planning), Spain
Public Health Department of Budapest, Hungary
Sophia University Institute, Italy
Technical University of Berlin, Germany; Greening Africa Together (coordinator), International Network
Earth Day Italia (President), Italy
University of Sannio, Italy
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Local Organizing committee
Attila Ádám, Valentina Falcioni, Nino Puglisi
General Information and Meeting Logistics
How to participate
It is possible to participate to the meeting in 3 different ways:
- PHYSICALLY ACTIVELY: You need to register to the meeting by specifying this participation mode if you want to be personally present to the meeting from the Centro Mariapoli of Castel Gandolfo having the opportunity to interact with the speakers all the time and also to show your activity to the other participants.
- VIRTUALLY ACTIVELY: You need to register to the meeting by specifying this participation mode if you want to follow the meeting online by using your personal device (pc, notebook, tablet or smarthphone). You will have the opportunity to interact with the speakers during the sessions and also to show your activity to the other participants. After your registration you will receive a link to connect using the zoom platform.
- VIRTUALLY PASSIVELY: This participation mode does not require any registration to the meeting. You can follow the meeting online on youtube or facebook by using your personal device (pc, notebook, tablet or smarthphone) and communicate with the speakers through comments. To get the link to participate check on www.ecoone.org.
Abstract preparation, submission, and acceptance
The conference accepts abstracts written in English or Italian, with a maximum of 250 words. Abstracts must include a title, authors and corresponding affiliations, and the e-mail of the author presenting the contribution.
“Piero Pasolini” Award
The three best presentations by a young participant (less than 35 years old) will be awarded the “Piero Pasolini” prize (250 €) by the Scientific Committee.
The meeting will be held in English and Italian. English-Italian and Italian-English simultaneous translations will be provided. Other translations could be provided upon request.
Centro Mariapoli, Via S. Giovanni Battista De La Salle, 00073 Castel Gandolfo RM, Italy
EcoOne is an ecological initiative built around an informal network of academics, professionals and grassroots supporters that strive to bring into environmental sciences a humanistic dimension. We are part of New Humanity, an NGO active in more than 100 countries around the world aiming at promoting a universal spirit of fraternity as a dynamic factor in social cohesion. New Humanity enjoys a Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC, it is recognized as an NGO Partner of UNESCO with Consultative Status and is part of the Focolare Movement which brings together over 2 million people of different religions and beliefs from 182 countries.