Current FLC Sessions

Climate Change, the World’s Vulnerable, and the Demands of Justice

 

Climate Change

Session I: Not a Next Generation Problem: Climate Change in the World’s Most Vulnerable Places

(September 21 - October 2)

Featuring cases from Ethiopia, the Philippines, and Central America, this session will examine the realities of environmental degradation and climate change for the world’s most vulnerable. How does CRS help communities adapt to climate change, including preparing for more frequent and intense disasters and accessing more scarce natural resources like clean water? What policies are being put forward by organizations like CRS to promote “climate-smart” initiatives? And what can we do as Americans to support this work? Note that Pope Francis's visit to the UN in New York and to the U.S. Congress will take place during this session.  

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about the impact of climate change and environmental degradation on vulnerable populations

  2. Study examples of the ways the international community is supporting vulnerable communities in responding to climate change

  3. Reflect on our role as students and scholars in supporting those who are especially vulnerable to global climate change

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Session II: The Global Climate Change Movement is Heating Up: A Study of Strategies and Moral Frameworks

(November 2 - 13)

This session will examine the contemporary global climate change movement, with an emphasis on the networks in which Catholic-rooted organizations are active. How do coalitions function and what are their goals? With whom do they work and what is the role of tools like the media? How is data on vulnerable populations being brought into international discussion on climate change? What moral and theological frameworks are being brought to bear, especially in light of Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change expected in July 2015? Finally, how are we called to respond?

 Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about the work and objectives of the global climate change movement

  2. Consider ethical dimensions of global response to climate change, particularly those rooted in Catholic Social Thought

  3. Examine what we can do as Americans to engage in the work of responding to climate change

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Fall 2015 FLC Sessions (Faculty Only)

Climate Change, the World’s Vulnerable, and the Demands of Justice

Fall 2015
Session I  
Sept. 21 - Oct.  2
Not a Next Generation Problem: Climate Changes in the Worlds Most Vulnerable Places

Session II November 2 - 13
The Global Climate Change Movement is Heating Up: A Study of Strategies and Moral Frameworks