Rise for Climate


Rise for Climate

Dublin, Galway, Clare & Cork

September 7 2018, 02:01pm

Dublin (x3), Galway, Clare and Cork.

Six Irish events in one day, to show solidarity with those facing the impacts of climate change, to resist false solutions, and to stand up to corporate power and demand a fast and fair transition to a fossil fuel free world.

Will you take part?

What's happening on Saturday and why?

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 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

Dublin Event 1 - Trinity: Rise for Climate, a Conference on Climate Change and Party to celebrate Climate Activism!

Stop Climate Chaos are collaborating with Trinity College Dublin to host 'Trinity: Rise for Climate' in the Graduates Memorial Building, Trinity College Dublin from 10:30am on - you guessed it! - Saturday 8th September.

10:30-11:00 Coffee and tea reception 
11:00-11:30 Introduction to the issues with Stop Climate Chaos 
11:30-12:00 Townhall 
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!

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!

More Trinity Rise for Climate details here.

Dublin Event 2 - Immediate Climate Action Dublin, a gathering on Rosie Hackett bridge to demand Climate Action

Immediate Climate Action Dublin details here

Dublin Event 3 - Climate Change in your Local Community

Tell your local TD how you have seen climate change impact your local community, and then arrange to deliver the story to them in person. You could share the impacts of July’s heatwave, which was made more than twice as likely by climate change. Or what you saw during the midlands floods. Farmers lost whole crops because of the snow in March, and faced a fodder crisis due to near drought conditions in June. Or it could be something as simple as not seeing the snowdrops blooming when they used to anymore.

How? Use Uplift's handy tool by clicking the link below. Together we’ll deliver our stories of the devastating impact of climate change in Ireland to our TDs, and call on them to support the Climate Emergency Measures Bill.

Climate Change in your Local Community

Galway - People Power Aerial Photo

The organisers of this event want to show that the people of Galway care about climate change and want action now . The aim of this event is to gather as many people as they can outside Knocknacarra Community Centre (Cappagh Park) so that they can take an aerial photo that shows the number of people in Galway who want Ireland to up its game. All they need is about 15 minutes of your time and for you to bring something yellow to hold up (e.g. a flower, a piece of paper) or for you to wear something yellow.

Galway Rise for Climate Event

Clare - Clare Free of LNG* Concert, Kilkee

From 2pm, at the Community Centre Kilkee, join climate activists as they call on the government to reject the construction of two huge liquefied natural gas terminals in Ireland at a time when we have just 8 years left of gas to burn before we completely blow our carbon budget and erase any chance of keeping global temperature rise to 2C higher than that before the Industrial Revolution.

*Liqueified Natural Gas

Cork - Rise for Climate March

Join Cork Climate Action for a climate march in Cork at 2:30pm at Bishop Lucey Park!

Details here.

At a time when feedback loops threaten to create a ' hothouse Earth ' within two decades, where sea ice around Greenland is breaking up for the first time on record, where the number of wildfires ravaging Europe is 43 per cent higher than the average for the last 10 years - will you be part of a movement to fight back against the potential spread of offshore drilling for oil and gas, to resist new gas terminals on Irish soil, to demand a system that allows citizens to drive the renewable energy revolution?

If so, now is the time to get involved. 

Will you Rise for Climate?