8 September 2018 10:30am - 6:00pm
Join Stop Climate Chaos as we team up with DU Snowsports, TCD EnviroSoc, Trinity ZooSoc, Trinity Surf, Conservation Soc, TCD Fossil Free, and TCD Plastic Solutions on Saturday September 8th to talk about one big thing that affects us all.
Climate change is here, it's a problem, and we should do something about it...but what exactly should we be doing? All summer we've seen record breaking temperatures all around the world, and right at home here in Ireland. We're seeing some progress (Fossil Fuel divestment anyone?), but we can do a lot more.
On September 8th, cities, states, businesses and civil society from around the world are gathering in California for the Global Climate Action Summit. Thats same day, thousands of actions will take place all across the world as part of Rise for Climate (https://riseforclimate.org/) demanding that our local leaders commit to building a fossil fuel free world that puts people and justice before profits.
The Summit has invited every mayor, governor, and local leader in the world to make a bold climate commitment to help the world reach the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, and so presents a unique opportunity to pressure local governments and institutions to raise their ambition and do more for climate action.
Let's respond by showing them that we demand a fast, fair and just transition to 100% renewable energy and an immediate end to new fossil fuel projects.
A map of the actions taking place across the globe on Saturday
So if you want to get involved, come along to this conference/bit of a party to celebrate how far we have come and to learn how far we have to go. It will truly be an event to remember. Come all day or just for a couple of hours, the doors are open and entry is free.
10:30-11:00 Coffee and tea reception
11:00-11:30 Introduction to the issues with Stop Climate Chaos
12:00-13:00 World Café with Concern Worldwide
13:00-14:00 Picnic lunch
14:00-14:45 Speaker 1
14:55-15:40 Speaker 2
16:00-16:45 Speaker 3
16:45-17:00 Closing remarks
18:00-close Celebrate at the Pav!
What's more, there will be a number of groups there on the day to talk to you about how to get involved with climate activism in Ireland, such as Not Here Not Aywhere, Young Friends of the Earth, Trócaire who spearheaded the national campaign to take public funds out of fossil fuels, the Dublin Ecofeminist Collective and many more!
Graduate memorial building (GMB), Trinity College Dublin