Pope Economics/Pope Ecology
A panel discussion with Edouard Tétreau, Andrew Revkin, Erin Lothes, and Anthony Annett. Moderated by Joan Walsh.
Part of a series of events in anticipation of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.
On the occasion of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S., invited panelists discuss the implications of the papal encyclical on climate change and the pope’s call for drastic changes in “lifestyle, production and consumption” from unsustainable practices to more prudent care of “our common home” in order to avert environmental catastrophe.
Edouard Tétreau is an economic consultant, essayist and author whose newest book, Quand tombera le mur de l’argent is being published in connection with the pope’s U.S. trip.
Andrew Revkin has been reporting on climate change for the New York Times for 14 years and is the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University’s Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.
Erin Lothes is an Assistant Professor of Theology at the College of St. Elizabeth and an expert on the encyclical and energy issues. Anthony Annett is a Climate Change and Sustainable Development Advisor at the Earth Institute.
Joan Walsh is editor-at-large for Salon.com and an MSNBC political analyst. She is the author of What’s the Matter With White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America.
This event co-sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life; the Columbia Maison Française; the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary; and the Alliance Program. Funding provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.