Fossil Free Future Speakers Tour


Fossil Free Future Speakers Tour

13 - 17 June 2018

June 7 2018, 12:28pm

We know that climate change is here, and the time for action is now. But governments are still pushing fossil gas...!

Fossil gas is just as lethal for our world as oil or coal [1], but governments across Europe want more investment in fossil gas projects such as the Trans Adriatic Pipeline [2], the MidCat pipeline in Spain and France [3], and Ireland’s Shannon LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminals.

But why is fossil gas still being termed a cleaner ‘transition fuel’? And how do we respond?

This June, leading environmental campaigner Andy Gheorghiu from Food and Water Europe comes to Ireland to talk about how we can transition without this dangerous ‘transition fuel’, as well as how we can adapt to change and develop resilience, both locally and globally. Andy has been heading the campaign against the proposed building of Shannon LNG, a processing plant for imported fracked gas in the Shannon Estuary.

The events of the Speakers Tour will also focus on the transition to renewable energy, and how we can support it in our own communities. The tour will feature local campaigners and scientists working with real alternatives for a sustainable future, and we will hear from a number of Irish groups about local campaigns where you can get involved, including Not Here Not Anywhere, Galway Greens, People’s Climate Clare, Clare Climate Champions and UCC Environmental Society. Expect contributions from local groups, refreshments and lively discussion at these unmissable talks.

‘For a Fossil Free Future’ speakers tour dates and locations:

  • Wed 13th June: Galway, Museum Café, 6pm. Tickets here

  • Thurs 14th June: Ennis, Glór Theatre, 7:30pm. Tickets here

  • Sat 16th June: Cork, University College Cork, Kane Theatre, 5:30pm. Tickets here

  • Sun 17th June: Dublin city centre, Tailor's Hall, 6pm. Tickets here

Come along to find out more about how we can transition to a fossil free future!

[1] Can the Climate Afford Europe's Gas Addiction?

[2] Resisting the Trans Adriatic Pipeline

[3] Midcat pipeline

Quote 1 - Paris Agreement