On Friday June 24th the Conference “Laudato Si’, 2030 Agenda, COP21 a Year Later: Reflections and Perspectives” took place in Assisi, the medieval town that gave birth to St. Francis. The event has been organized by Sorella Natura Foundation, University of Perugia, SDSN Italia and its hosting institution FEEM.

The debate has been introduced by Monsignor Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Pontifical Academy of Sciences Chancellor and SDSN Leadership Council member, who set up the framework of the Encyclical contribution to the debate on sustainable development of our Planet and People, as he did during other similar events organized to celebrate the Encyclical by SDSN Spain last May (http://unsdsn.org/news/2016/05/26/the-encyclical-laudato-si-one-year-after) and by SDSN Amazonia (http://www.sdsn-amazonia.org/#!en-principal/ko1uz).

The Conference has been opened by speeches delivered by high level representatives of the local Institutions and of the organizers, among which Sabina Ratti, FEEM and SDSN Italia Executive Director. The Reflections Session hosted Academics and high representatives from the Italian civil society, including major environmentalist NGOs, and a speech by Professor Angelo Riccaboni, Siena University Rector and SDSN Assembly Chair. The Perspectives final roundtable gave the floor to voices from the private sector and from the Italian Institutions and brought novel ideas on the possible integration of “Laudato Si’” principles and recommendations into solutions in the framework provided by the 2030 Agenda and by the Paris Agreement.

Link: http://www.sorellanatura.org/rassegna-stampa_24062016.php, www.sorellanatura.org (Italian version only).



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