October 28, 2008
Barry University and the Center for Earth Jurisprudence joined forces to present “Global Warming, What Can Be Done?” on October 28, 2008. Throughout the day, students and the wider public attended sessions presented by scientists, lawyers, theologians, economists and other experts. Insightful discussions surrounded climate change treaty obligations, insatiable consumerism and global warming, Earth jurisprudence and eco-centric perspectives about global warming, and theological perspectives about shifting attitudes beyond dominion toward stewardship. Bill McKibben, author of “The End of Nature,” presented the keynote address in which he offered his views about climate change and outlined needed steps to be taken at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP 14) in Poznan, Poland, Dec. 1 – 12, 2008. For more information about McKibben’s presentation, visit Grist at http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/10/31/163112/36?source=daily.

CEJ Symposium: “Framing an Earth Jurisprudence for a Planet in Peril,” February 2008
Feb. 28 – 29, 2008.



On October 23 – 24, 2007, the Center for Earth Jurisprudence organized “Water World: H2O, Life and the Future,” a two-day interdisciplinary conference held at both Barry and St. Thomas universities, about the future of our Earth’s most precious resource that explored moral, ethical issues of access to water. Featured speakers included photographer Clyde Butcher, author Michael Grunwald, reporter and editor Cynthia Barnett.  Florida Catholic covered the conference in its article, “Water Woes,” http://www.thefloridacatholic.org/mia/mia2007/miaarticles/20071109_mia_water_woes.php


“Earth Jurisprudence: Defining the Field and Claiming the Promise,” April 2007



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