Climate change conversations in Carrick-on-Shannon

Climate change conversations in Carrick-on-Shannon

A Climate Change conference will take place in Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday October 6 from 9.30 until 4pm.
Minister Denis Naughton DCCAE will deliver the opening address. Speakers include Professor John Fitzgerald, Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Committee; Jim Scheer, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland; Dr Simon O'Rafferty, Environmental Protection Agency; Kate Ruddock, Friends of the Earth and SEAI Board member.

Also speaking will be Dr Lorna Gold, Trócaire; Gary Tyrrell, An Taisce Climate Ambassador Programme; Mel Gavin IT Sligo; and local climate ambassadors Seamus Dunbar from the North Leitrim Sustainable Energy Community, Francesca Franzetti the Leitrim Cool Planet Champion, and Dr Micheal Morkan who will describe his own personal experiences with a low carbon transition.

This event is being organised by The Sisters of Mercy in the Galilee Community (
Topics discussed on the day will include: What is Climate Change? Mitigation and Adaptation Measures in Ireland; Delivering on Ireland’s Low Carbon Transition - Progress and Challenges; Climate Transitions; How a Circular Economy Supports the Low Carbon Transition and many more.

There will be electric cars available for test driving; grant information from SEAI for homeowners, and other renewable energy companies exhibiting PV and biomass products. It is Free to register and lunch is kindly sponsored by the Western Development Commission through the LECo (Local Energy Communities) Project.

Please register by September 26 with Sister Mae at the Galilee Community: 071-9664101 or

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