The Jesuits’ Fourth Universal Apostolic Preference is Caring for our Common Home. Our work centers on supporting Faith-Based Organizations in their ecological transition and addressing pressing EU environmental policy issues.

JESC Ecology has three lines of work that define most of our work: JESC Carbon Initiative (JCI), Future Generations Initiative (FGI) and Sustainable Food Systems.

JESC Carbon Initiative guides faith-based organizations through their ecological conversion and climate transition. Using tailored environmental assessments, we help them develop carbon inventories, improve sustainability, and reduce emissions and resource use.

Future Generations Initiative advocates for establishing a Commissioner for Future Generations in the European Commission. This new role would focus on our responsibility to future generations by incorporating long-term perspectives into policymaking and public discourse. The Commissioner would collaborate with various EU institutions to collect information, facilitate discussions, and ensure a long-term lens in legislation.

Our Sustainable Food Systems program addresses the EU’s crucial food and agriculture policy. We strive for an agricultural system that delivers affordable, healthy, and sustainable food for everyone. We do this primarily by collaborating with other Christian faith-based actors.

JESC is part of several networks, including GIAN Ecology, the European Laudato Si Alliance, the European Environmental Bureau, EU Food Policy Coalition and the Network of Institutions for Future Generations. Our team also supports the JCEP Eco-Delegates network.


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