Current Projects

More information about additional current projects will be published here soon.

The world is currently facing multiple crises that interact with each other, such as climate change, financial instability, increasing inequalities, and resource depletion – to name only a few. To cope with these challenges, the GEJP develops various modeling tools that help build scenarios of the future and provide support for policy decisions. 

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Past Projects


Three EJP seminar series offered opportunities for cross-disciplinary dialogue and exchange.

Transition Toolkits 

With our partners, EJP tackled environmental challenges–in particular the energy transition, food security, and forced migrations-–emerging from the interactions of the geophysical and social processes that are transforming the Earth. Integrating the potential impacts of climate change, increasing inequalities, financial instability, and resource depletion, these toolkits were designed to be used by our partners to guide mitigation and adaptation action and to minimize the impact on disadvantaged communities to accelerate a just ecological transition. In this project, we worked not only on the what and how of decision-making, but on the who. We addressed governance challenges to accelerate the implementation of just sustainability paths in the real world by collaborating with local political economy and political science researchers on our prospective scenarios.

Economy of Francesco

Our world is in an economic and social crisis, and it is losing its points of reference while poverty and inequality are growing. Inspired by Saint Francesco of Assisi, Pope Francis launched an invitation to young economists to join him in working for “a different economy, one that helps people to live rather than dehumanizes, one that takes care of creation and does not plunder it.” This is the Economy of Francesco.

The participation of young economists in the Economy of Francesco is essential for the construction of a world in common. The Georgetown Environmental Justice Program offered young economists a space to reflect on how to reform the global economy and to develop their research and projects in this direction. Learn more about EJP’s work with the Economy of Francesco.

Observatory of Eco-campuses

Drawing on the strength of the global Jesuit higher education community, we sought to understand what makes a campus an “eco-campus” and how to build one.

woman kneeling on the ground, planting seedlings.

Urban farming is one of several sustainability practices at Georgetown.

We reviewed functioning initiatives around the world, in order to design a conceptual framework addressing the definition of an eco-campus. The project examined their characteristics with respect to academic content and pedagogical methods. It sought to assess their articulation of social and environmental justice issues. We also studied their relationship to local and global contexts, and their historical and social legacies.

 Art by Alisa Singer is derived from the GEMMES model of the Environmental Justice Program.