Panel Discussion about the report 'Climate Action Plan for Northern Ireland: A Green and fair Recovery for People and Communities'.
Friends of the Earth NI, QUB’s Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action and Climate Coalition NI invite you to a gathering to discuss how a new FoE report Climate Action Plan for Northern Ireland: A Green and fair Recovery for People and Communities can inform Northern Ireland’s post-pandemic recovery.
‘How to build back better, new thinking for post-pandemic Northern Ireland'
Friday 14th May 2021 1-2.30pm
The world is at a pivotal moment. Multiple crises are converging – climate breakdown, ecological collapse, a global pandemic, and growing inequalities. Northern Ireland needs to navigate these crises within the context of being a post-conflict society and with what could be described as at best a struggling democracy and at worst a dysfunctional one.
But navigate these we must. Friends of the Earth’s plan proposes how we can do this in a way that benefits all the people and communities of Northern Ireland. It unashamedly borrows ideas from other small countries, as well as promoting vibrant grassroots participation in decision-making so that home-grown solutions can emerge.
You can access the report here.
Event Chair - Prof John Barry, QUB
Welcome - Kaitlyn Laverty, Fridays For Future NI & XRNI
Summary of the report - Declan Allison, Friends of the Earth
Responses from a variety of stakeholders
Rev Cheryl Meban
Kerry Fleck, Trades unionist
Geoff Nuttall, NICVA
Q&A with audience
Free and open to the public