Other action points included:
- sharing advanced technologies to help low-income countries develop energy sources and economies in sustainable ways that don’t contribute to global warming;
- placing stewardship of common goods, including the atmosphere and ecosystems, at the center of government and academic agendas;
- respecting the right to decent work for all;
- immediately abolishing tax havens worldwide;
- providing quality education and equal work opportunities for women;
- diverting resources away from war and toward education and healthcare.
Although some people may consider their requests “utopian,” the participants said, they see their position as “prophetic, and therefore that we can ask, ask and ask again, because what seems impossible today will seem less so tomorrow thanks to our commitment and our insistence.” “We ask all this first of all from ourselves, and we are committed to living the best years of our energy and intelligence so that the Economy of Francesco can increasingly bring salt and leaven to everyone’s economy,” they wrote.
As we approach the EoF 2021 meeting, we would like to intensify and enhance our commitment through various initiatives.
From next EoF School lesson – Care for the Earth with Jennifer Nedelsky – we are going to start a specific journey towards October, made up of talks, webinars and actions inspired by the final statement.
CLICK HERE TO READ AGAIN THE FINAL STATEMENT AND COMMON COMMITMENT