350.org An Taisce: Advocacy

350.org Fossil Free Europe Tour @DCU

Live Stream Screening: Friday, 1 November 2013 [event is now over]


Many thanks to all those you made it to the DCU/An Taisce live screening of the 350.org Fossil Free Europe Tour event on Friday evening (1st Nov 2013). It was a very engaged evening with much serious and constructive discussion in the local Q&A segments on the challenges for addressing climate change policy through action in Ireland.

We are leaving the original event information and background available below just as an archive record.

DCU and An Taisce will continue their partnership to promote this agenda nationally, and look forward to working with 350.org locally and globally to advance the case for policies that are commensurate with the climate threat, while being consistent with equity and global justice.

If you have any feedback on the DCU event, or if you would simply like to be kept informed of any related activities into the future, we would appreciate if you could take a moment to complete the feedback form.

If you are willing to become more actively involved, please consider becoming a member of An Taisce and contributing directly to the development of their advocacy on this issue.

For anyone who was not able to make it to DCU on Friday evening, while there isn't (yet?) a recording from the London event available, you may like to check this recording from the Fossil Free Europe Tour event in Amsterdam earlier that week.

Latest Tour News


Dublin City University in partnership with An Taisce, The National Trust for Ireland, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a live stream screening of the 350.org Fossil Free Europe Tour event (taking place at the Troxy, London, UK):

This is a public event as part of the DCU Sustainability Initiative.

About the Tour

From the Fossil Free Europe Tour website:

If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, then it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

We’re all connected to institutions that claim to be looking out for the public good, from local councils and governments, to universities, public banks and religious institutions. Many of these institutions, however, continue to support the fossil fuel industry whether we know it or not. Given that we have to leave 80% of the proven reserves of coal, oil and gas in the ground in order to avoid catastrophic changes to our climate, these institutions have a responsibility to stop supporting an industry whose business model is based on wrecking our future.

This autumn Bill McKibben, the 350.org crew, and a wide range of climate leaders will hit the road to help build a movement strong enough to change the terrifying maths of the climate crisis. The Fossil Free Europe Tour isn’t your typical lecture — it will include speakers from across social movements, powerful videos, and music from the ground-breaking artist Filastine. Take the opportunity to be part of a unique experience, unlike any talk you’ve been to before.

About the DCU Live Stream Event

All are welcome. There is no charge for attendence, but advance registration is requested.

We invite participants to be seated by 7.15pm. Seating is not assigned: so arrive early to get the best spots!

The event will be opened with a short welcome and introduction from Prof. Barry McMullin, Executive Dean, DCU Faculty of Engineering and Computing.

The live stream from London will start screening at 7.30pm. The outline schedule is as follows (some times may change slightly):

(If there is still the energy and interest, there will be a short Q&A and discussion session following the close of the London stream.)

Detailed Local Arrangements

The screening will be in room CG86 on the ground floor of the DCU Henry Grattan Building. Please check this detailed map to find the location on campus. If driving, please park in the multi-story car park; and then walk around the back of the Helix until you reach a mini-roundabout. Go left to find the entrance to the Henry Grattan Building, on your left. CG86 is then along a short corridor to the right.

If you are unfamiliar with the location of the DCU campus, or require information on public transport links etc., please check the information on how to get to DCU.

If you have any special access requirements (mobility, vision, hearing etc.), or for any other queries in advance, please let us know by email to karen.oconnor@dcu.ie.

You may also be interested in this (fact packed) one-page climate science handout. Many thanks to Paul Price for his help in preparing this. For more detailed scientific background on the "carbon budget" concept see this article on how The Most Influential Climate Science Paper Today Remains Unknown to Most People.

About Climate Change Policy in Ireland

This screening is part of DCU's contribution to facilitating debate on Irish national climate change policy. Below we list a short selection of relevant resources and commentary.

DCU Contact: Ms. Karen O'Connor. Phone: 01-700-8487. email: karen.oconnor@dcu.ie

Last updated: Mon Nov 4 10:58:02 GMT 2013