Theology of Energy / Laudato Si’: Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human ecology

31 May 2016, 12:00 - 14:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Speaker: Dr Hilary Marlow, Faraday Institute, University of Cambridge

Respondent: Prof Michael Pollitt, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Dr Jim Platts, Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge

In this seminar Dr Hilary Marlow outlined some significant features of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Sí: On Care for our Common Home, including its critique of contemporary economic models and its limited discussion of energy issues. She argued that the strength of the Encyclical lies in its compelling moral vision and it should be read as a manifesto rather than a policy document. An interesting debate followed with respondents  Prof Michael Pollitt (economist) and Dr Jim Platts (wind power engineer).

Open to all.  No registration required.
Part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group Seminar Series


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