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Toward a Greener Attica

Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People

 

 

June 5-8, 2018

The Saronic Islands, Greece

 

This international ecological symposium organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate will convene theologians and scientists, political and business leaders, as well as activists and journalists from all over the world. Participants will explore the pressing environmental problems of the region and its islands, examining the connections between ecology and economy, particularly in the context of pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.

 

Jane Goodall (The Jane Goodall Institute)

 

SESSION I: OPENING (Acropolis Museum)

Opening Remarks

Dimitrios Pandermalis (President, Acropolis Museum)


Ioannis Amanatidis (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece)


Giorgos Stathakis (Minister of Environment and Energy, Greece)


Patricia Espinosa (Executive Secretary, UNFCCC)


Bishop Symeon of Thespiae


Message of Pope Francis (Read by Cardinal Peter Turkson)


The Rt. Rev. Nicholas Holtam (Bishop of Salisbury, Church of England)


Fahad Abualnasr (Director General, KAICIID Dialogue Centre)


Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew


SESSION II: Setting the Scene: Religion, Science, and Environment

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact)


Christos Zerefos (Academy of Athens)


Patricia Espinosa (UNFCCC)


Juliet Eilperin (Washington Post)


Raj Patel (Author and activist)


Sophie Kivlehan (Our Children's Trust)


Session 2 Discussion


SESSION III: Global Trends: Economy, Ethics, and Spirituality

Jeffrey Sachs (Earth Institute, Columbia University)


Phoebe Koundouri (Athens University of Economics and Business)


Maude Barlow (Council of Canadians)


Evangelos Raftopoulos (Panteion University)


Metropolitan John of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate)


Elizabeth Theokritoff (Author and researcher: Cambridge)


Session 3 Discussion


SESSION IV: Local Impacts: War and Migration, Refugees and Poverty

Philippe Leclerc (UN High Commission for Refugees)


Mohammed Abu-Nimer (KAICIID)


Vandana Shiva (Activist and scientist)


Constantine Triantafillou (IOCC)


Metropolitan Gabriel (Apostoli, Church of Greece)


Mohammad Vahedi (SOS Children's Villages, Greece)


Session 4 Discussion


SESSION V: Mapping the Future: Leadership and Transformation

John Cardinal Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja)


Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp (Charter for Compassion)


Pratap Chatterjee (CorpWatch)


Sophia Kalantzakos (New York University)


Christiana Figueres (Mission 2020)


Alexandra Mitsotaki (World Human Forum)


Session 5 Discussion


Closing Remarks

Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis


 

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