'Nothing less than a reordering of our priorities based on a moral revolution can succeed.'
It follows on Pope Francis' 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, calling for better care and concern for "our Common Home," as well as an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report suggesting we are on a course to destroy up to 40 percent of biodiversity on Earth by century's end.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Science and the Pontifical Academy of Social Science.
"Our desire for enhanced consumption grows more rapidly than our population, and Earth cannot sustain it," the sponsors say.
"Nothing less than a reordering of our priorities based on a moral revolution can succeed in maintaining the world in such a way as to resemble the conditions we have enjoyed here."
It's a working paper for the Pontifical Academy workshop and will be revised before eventual publication. You can download it here.
Download Partha Dasgupta's and Paul Ehrlich's working paper on the sixth great extinction here.