2019 International Rome Conference: Laudato Si: transformation of an ideal into reality: The hard route towards integral ecology: June 6 - 8

Thursday, June 06, 2019 at 2:00pm - Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 1:00pm 3 days

Thursday 6th June 2019
Members Annual General Meeting
New Synod Hall, Vatican City
CAPP Foundation initiatives in the local setup for the implementation of integral ecology

2:30pm: Participants’ Registration

First part
3:00pm:  Opening - Greetings from the Chairperson Prof. Anna M. Tarantola

3:05pm: Introductory speech by H.E. Mgr. Nunzio Galantino, President of APSA 

3:20pm: Presentation of Report on 2018 CAPP Foundation activity by President and Secretary General

3:50pm: Ballot collection for appointment at Board of Directors of Members’ representative

Second part 

1st Session
             Summary of local / country groups' works, the concrete actions identified, by Prof. Giovanni Marseguerra
4:30pm: Four groups' works presented by the Local Coordinators or persons indicated by the group
2nd Session 

5:10pm:   Round Table

Moderator: Dr. Paolo Ruffini, Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, Vatican

-  Antoni Ballabriga Torreguitart, Global Head of Responsible Business at BBVA, Spain

-  Prof. Christopher B. Barrett, Cornell University, USA Global food security in the light of teachings of Laudato Si

Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), The Impact of  Digitalization on Integral Ecology.               

Mr. Marco Morganti, CEO, Banca Prossima, Italy

  Presentation by CAPP Young Members Group (YIN)

  Presentation of CAPP Catholic Social Teaching Courses, Father Francesco Occhetta SJ

6:10pm: Debate Simultaneous translation from English into Italian and vice versa will be available

8:00pm: Social event Villa Magistrale – Priory of Malta, Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta 4


International Conference, 7th - 8th June 2019

"Laudato Sì: transformation of an ideal into reality
The hard route towards integral ecology" 

New Synod Hall, Vatican City
Friday, 7th June 2019

9:00am: Meditation led by Archbishop Claudio M. Celli, Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) Foundation International Counsellor 

9:30am: Conference Opening

Video clip of Pope Francis presenting Laudato Sì

Addresses by:
H.E. the Most Rev. Nunzio Galantino, President of APSA (Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See) 

Professor Anna Maria Tarantola, Chairperson of CAPP Foundation

Professor Giovanni Marseguerra, Coordinator, CAPP Foundation Scientific Committee

10:05am: Introductory Session

His Eminence Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Keynote speaker: Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair, UN Environment International Resource Panel

10:35am:   Coffee Break

10:45am:  Session #1: Look - The path towards an integral ecology. What has been done. What remains to be done. Possible developments 

Moderator Ferruccio de Bortoli, President, Longanesi publishing house

10:50am: Keynote speaker: Stefano Manservisi, Director General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission - Status of the 2030 Agenda.

11:10am: Round table -
Esther Lynch, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) Have industrial relations evolved in keeping with an integral ecology?

Flavia Micilotta, Director, Luxemburg Green Exchange, "Does the economy, does finance listen to the cry of the poor and of nature? Role of a sustainable finance in fighting poverty and inequalities."

Stephen B. Young, Global Executive Director, Caux Round Table, "Western and Eastern approach to integral ecology."

11:40am: Questions from the floor

12:00pm: Session #2 – Judge: The many obstacles obstructing the path to an integral ecology, problems and difficulties.
  Why do many people refuse to believe in climate change or understate its impact?
  Why is it so difficult to change patterns of production and consumption, culture and behavior?
  Have businesses, institutions, politicians, the Church changed their policies?
  How do they assess the impact of their actions on the environment and is there accountability?
  What about the lack of consensually agreed ways of measuring the cost of sustainability?

Video by Ermanno Olmi “The planet that hosts us”
Moderator - Nicolas Sénèze, La Croix correspondent in the Vatican

12:10pm: Keynote speaker: Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Economist, University Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University

12:30pm: Round table -
Professor Mary Hirschfeld
, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Economics & Theology, Villanova University
"Hurdles in the path to an integral ecology for a human growth. Are Churches and religions moving towards ecological conversion?"

Professor Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Professor and former Director of the Institute for Social Ecology in Vienna, vice-president of the European Society of Ecological Economics, and president and founder of the International Society for Industrial Ecology.  "Slow progress of economy and finance. Economic motivations prompting quick action."

Professor Íñigo Losada, Research Director, Institute of Environmental Hydraulics, University of Cantabria, "International Actions to prevent climate changes: How? By who? With what outcomes insofar?"

Prof. Dr. Dr. Johannes Wallacher, President Jesuit School of Philosophy Munich, Member of the German Commission for Justice and Peace and Head of the Group of Experts "World Economy and Social Ethics" of the German Bishops Conference, "Difficulties in changing lifestyles. Responsibility.' 

1:10pm: Questions from the floor

1:30pm: Light Lunch

2:45pm:  Presentation of the Project “Together we make a beautiful world” by Moige (Movimento Italiano Genitori Onlus)

3:00pm: Session #3: Act
– How to smooth the path. Possible initiatives. 
 How to reconcile efficiency and solidarity.
 Importance of honest and transparent decisional processes, culture and personal commitment to       promote inclusive and sustainable development “to do well you need to do good”.
 How to promote awareness and education.

Moderator: Hannah Roberts, journalist reporting from Financial Times and other international titles

Keynote speaker: Professor Enrico Giovannini Economist, Statistician, Tor Vergata University; Founder and Spokeperson, Italian Alliance for a Sustainable Development, "Ongoing initiatives to promote a sustainable and inclusive economy."

Keynote speaker: Msgr. Bruno M. Duffè, Secretary, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, "To think in order to act."

3:45pm: Round Table

Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative; Vice President, Human Development & Capability Association, "How to build and measure wellbeing and combat poverty."

Eugene M. McQuade, Board Director, Citibank Group, "How to operate for a sustainable finance."

Poh Lan Song, Principal of Malaysian Han Studies 10’ Concordances and discordances of the Chinese culture with respect to "Laudato Si’”

Experience of young people.
Gabriela May Lagunes, Data Scientist, BBOXX, "Importance of Innovation."

Address by Professor Dr. Sydney Galès, Director of Research CNRS (FR), Member of Academia Europeae - Nuclear waste transmutation

4:35pm: Questions from the floor

5:05pm: Winding up remarks by Chairperson Professor Anna Maria Tarantola

Transfer to Basilica of Saints Cosma and Damiano

7.30pm: Concert, Basilica of Saints Cosma and Damiano 


Saturday, 8th June 2019

9:00am: Holy Mass –  Holy Mass celebrated by H.E. Card. Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson
Basilica of St. Peter, Altare della Cattedra

10:30am: Concluding Session -

Concluding Address by His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State 

12:00 Private audience with the Holy Father

Post Conference Program:

3:30pm:   Guided visit to the Pinacoteque of Palazzo Koch, venue of the Central Bank of Italy Via Nazionale 91

No transfer service will be organized to and from Palazzo Koch

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Rome and the Vatican
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