The website www.dublinclimateactionweek.ie
was established as a portal for information and booking of events. In total over 75 in-person and on-line events were delivered across the CCAP theme areas of Energy & Buildings, Transport, Flood Resilience, Nature Based Solutions, Resource Management and Citizen Engagement. The website continues to be a repository of information containing recordings of events and links to local authority work in the area of climate action. In addition to the website, the handle #DCAW21 was used in conjunction with regional and local videos and various media to promote and highlight the activities during the week both locally nationally and internationally.
A discussion with Dr. Sinead Walsh, Climate Envoy for Ireland. Dr. Walsh is author of the fascinating book ‘Getting to Zero - a Doctor and diplomat on the Ebola Frontline’ detailing experiences of the Ebola pandemic in Sierra Leone in 2014. The discussion includes;
- Dr. Walsh's extensive experience in the NGO and government sectors.
- Ireland's role in Climate Action in developing countries including examples of key achievements and projects
- The role of Ireland in COP26 and other international climate fora.
About the speaker: Dr. Sinead Walsh is Ireland’s Climate Envoy. Prior to this she served as the EU Ambassador to South Sudan. She has worked for Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs since 2009. She previously served as the Ambassador of Ireland to Sierra Leone and Liberia and the Head of Irish Aid in the two countries. Before joining the government, Sinead spent ten years in the NGO sector. She has an MSc in Development Studies from UCD and a PhD in Social Policy from the LSE. She is the co-author of Getting to Zero: A Doctor and A Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline.
From Fighting Ebola to Fighting Climate Change - Dublin Climate Action Week 2021 - YouTube
Safe Routes to School Webinar - Dublin Climate Action Week 2021
This webinar provides an overview of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programme by An Taisce and the National Transport Authority with panel members from some Dublin Local Authorities providing examples of projects and plans in their areas.
The Safe Routes to School Programme is designed to encourage as many pupils and students as possible in primary and post-primary schools to walk and cycle. It has three aims:
- To accelerate the delivery of walking/scooting and cycling infrastructure on key access routes to schools.
- To provide “front of school” treatments which will enhance access to your school grounds.
- To expand the amount of bike parking available at schools.
The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Programme launched in March 2021 and was open to all schools in Ireland to apply for active travel funding and delivery. The programme is an initiative of the Department of Transport and supported by the Department of Education. It is operated by the Green-Schools Programme in partnership with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the local authorities.
For more information on the Safe Routes to School initiatives visit www.greenschoolsireland.org/saferoutestoschool/
Safe Routes to School Webinar - Dublin Climate Action Week 2021 - YouTube
Climate Change Projections for Ireland Webinar - Dublin Climate Action Week 2021
This panel discussion involving experts in climate change and weather talks about the differences between weather and climate, the current climate change projections for Ireland to 2050 and how we can adapt to the climate impacts we are experiencing and will face in the future.
Climate Change Projections for Ireland Webinar - Dublin Climate Action Week 2021 - YouTube
IPCC 6th Assessment Report - Key Findings Webinar - Dublin Climate Action Week 2021
Professor. Peter Thorne, National University of Ireland and a Coordinating Lead Author for the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report in discussion with Kevin O Sullivan, Environment and Science Editor for The Irish Times.
This webinar discusses what exactly the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is, its role and how it prepares its climate assessment reports. The webinar discusses some of the key findings from the recent IPCC climate report with input from Professor. Peter Thorne, a Coordinating Lead Author, and discuss the timeline of future reports expected from the IPCC in 2022.
IPCC 6th Assessment Report - Key Findings Webinar - Dublin Climate Action Week 2021 - YouTube