“Our Common Home: A guide to caring for our living planet”

Virtual launch event: on Tuesday, 14 February at 15:00 CET

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Media advisory
7 February 2023

Our common home: bridging science and faith for a more sustainable world

On 14 February, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development proudly present “Our Common Home: A guide to caring for our living planet”. The result of this unique collaboration is an illustrated booklet that connects the science of climate change, biodiversity, and sustainable resource use with the messages of Pope Francis’s 2015 Encyclical on the care for our Common Home, Laudato si’.

At a virtual launch event, on Tuesday, 14 February at 15:00 CET, the new booklet and companion website – available in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish – will be unveiled. The booklet distills the science on urgent environmental issues and explains how individuals and communities can take action to build a more sustainable and socially just future. It provides succinct, but scientifically robust overviews of the climate crisis, biodiversity, water resources management, air pollution, and sustainable food production, describing what needs to change and offering multiple ways to take action.

Program and participants

The launch event will combine perspectives from faith and science. We will also hear from Catholics around the world who have heeded the call of Laudato si’ to protect our living planet.
• H.E. Card. Michael Czerny SJ, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
• Andrés Jato, Sweden’s Ambassador to the Holy See
• Dr. Måns Nilsson, SEI Executive Director
• Mr. John Mundell, Director of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform
• Molly Burd, Digital Coordinator at SEI, and project lead of the booklet

Join the event

Tuesday, 14 February at 15:00 CET. Online via Youtube. No registration is needed, you can join at this link. The full programme is available on the event page. For interviews before or in connection to the online event contact the press officers below. There is also a possibility to ask questions towards the end of the event.

For further information, contact:

Ulrika Lamberth, Senior Press Officer, Stockholm Environment Institute, + 46 73 801 70 53

Claudia Di Lorenzi, Communication Office, Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, [email protected]