April 23, 2012. (Romereports.com) When it comes to the economy, some experts say the focus needs to be on a sustainable Green Economy. Recently, the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome hosted a lecture titled “Green Economy” where more than 20 professors discussed why it shouldn't be ignored.
Vincenzo Buonomo “Green Economy”, Lateran University (Rome) “The 'Green Economy' can mean sustainable development and an alternative to the current situation. It can mean an economy that respects the environment, but above all one that respects people.”
The conference was divided into five major fields including, philosophy, theology, sociology, economics and law.
Vincenzo Buonomo "Green Economy", Lateran University (Rome) “The idea of addressing the issue of a 'Green Economy' with different points of view, comes from the varios programs we offer here at the unviersity, where we identify the current problems faced by humanity.”
In the encyclical 'Charity in Truth', Benedict XVI writes about the economy. Professor Buonomo believes people shouldn't disregard the views of the Vatican in these debates.
Vincenzo Buonomo "Green Economy", Lateran University (Rome) “In these lectures it's good to have a greater regard to issues like the dignity of the person, and the size of a family. All of these, contribute directly to creating environmental awareness.”
The meeting was also a way to discuss a future meeting taking place at the United Nations this coming June. It will deal with Sustainable Development and it will take place in Rio, Brazil.