Laudato Si' Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity
                                                                     Laudato Si'            Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity                                                          

Catholic Initiatives for Planetary Health

Initiatives of the Order of Camillians, Superior General Fr. Leocir Pessini (1995-2019)


‘To reach a state of planetary health a new vision will be needed of how we define our place on the planet. A new narrative will reject the consumerist dogma – which sees the achievement of happiness as being through an infinite race to purchase – and embraces the values that we all know. What makes us truly happy is the time that we spend with the people that we love, being connected and belonging to a specific place and community, feeling ourselves connected to something greater than ourselves and taking care of each other’. We need add nothing else than to admire and revere this vision of ‘science with wisdom’ and say ‘let it be so’! We have before us an urgent moment when we should begin to be constructive actors of another possible world, with our innovative activity involving responsible care for life and human and planetary health! This is the ethical moral imperative of everyone – without exceptions.(Father Leocir Pessini, Superior General of the Order of Camillians 2018)


Father Leocir Pessini was born on 14 May 1955 in Joaçaba, a city in the State of Santa Caterina in Brazil. His family had Italian origins.In June 2014 the 48th General Chapter of the Order of Camillians elected him the Superior General of the Order, the sixtieth successor of St. Camillus de Lellis. He visited all the communities of the Order and met his confreres at all latitudes (39 nations), sharing their difficulties and hopes in the great challenge of embodying the charism of care for the sick and teaching others to do the same!.
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Pontifical Academy of Science

Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health

Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health
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Sustaining Life: Human Health–Planetary Health Linkages
Indeed, planetary changes are threatening human health and well-being—even civilization as we know it—on a frightening scale. But the news is not all bad. Some planetary changes may offer benefits, such as higher agri-cultural yields, or more physical activity, in cold areas that are becoming warmer. More importantly, the steps we need to take to address planetary challenges such as climate change yield a range of co-benefits, such as stronger communities, cleaner air and more wholesome food. In the meantime, the threats I have described call on us to change our thinking, as scientists and as global citizens, in some fundamental ways—addressing what the Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health called imagination challenges
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Prototype-Development of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and  Francis Assisi Academy 

Together with the international Academy of Science, Munich the Francis of Assisi Academy realized  a research project (1995-1999) concerning education, capacity building and epistemology of Terra Medicine at the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, which is an early and similar approach to Planetary Health /Geohealth.


Stappen, R.K., Terramedizin und Master for Sustainable Development - Zwei Konzepte für innovative Modellstudiengänge, Stadt Güstrow: Konferenz Güstrow 2000 (ISBN 3-00-007218-7), 283-285

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