Francis of Assisi Academy for the Protection of the Earth


to the homepage of the Francis of Assisi Academy for the Protection of the Earth. Our academy is an international scientific organisation dedicated to further promoting knowledge and implementation of sustainable development. 

Our mission is "to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystem" (RIO DECLARATION ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT).

In other words, the academy's purpose is the protection of our Earth for future generations. We support the change to a global sustainable development with innovative, ethical and scientific projects.



Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity

The Academy was founded in the European Nature Conservation Year 1995 at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany) with support of the Council of Europe and the Student Convent of the university.

The purpose of the academy is the promotion of education, science and research for the conservation of the earth and humanity and here especially in the following areas: the protection of the earth ecosystem, climate protection, protection of biological diversity, species, nature and enviromental protection, health, environment and development, sustainable lifestyles and economic fashions, as well as ethics, religion, society and justice under the model of a sustainable development (Constitution Articel 2). 

The Francis of Assisi Academy is founded on Christian Fundamentals. It is as an ecumeninical institution, close to the Catholic Church, and sees itself as closely bound to all Christians and christian churches. The work of the Francis of Assisi Academy sees itself as a contribution to the ecumenical process for peace, justice and the conservation of creation and as an ecumenical contribution to the Rio-follow-up process. In this regard the Francis of Assisi Academy is open to every organization and every association and connects cooperative contract and partnership to them, especially ecumenious respects.

The Academy is founding member of the "European Christian Environmental Network" and involved in different other networks. Please browse through this website to obtain further informations about our work.

Further informations about our work you can find under projects, conferences and documents.

Jean Pierre RIBAUT                   Ralf Klemens STAPPEN
President                                    Executive Secretary