London School of Economics Housing and Communities in association with LSESU Catholic Society will be hosting a public discussion entitled Climate Change and Laudato Si’: the relevance of Pope Francis’ call to save “our common home”.
Date: Thursday 10 March 2016
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics
Speaker: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern
Chair: Professor Conor Gearty
A call for ecological conversion, the Laudato Si’ by Pope Francis examines environmental issues in the light of faith. The Pope argues that social justice and climate protection are intertwined and must be tackled together. However, how relevant is his call to the need for profit maximisation and business efficiency?
Nicholas Stern is the Head of the Government Review on the Economics of Climate Change 2003-6, author of Why Are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change (2015) and Chair of the Grantham Research Institute since it was founded in 2008.
Conor Gearty is a professor of human rights law, a founding member of the Matrix chamber and Director of LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs.
More details can be found here.