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Can climate change education save the planet? Webinar

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Inspired by findings of ALLEA’s report “A snapshot of Climate Change Education Initiatives in Europe: Initial findings and implications for future Climate Change Education” experts will discuss successes, challenges and the future of climate change education initiatives throughout Europe.

A recent Royal Irish Academy Briefing Paper prepared by Dr Cliona Murphy, Chair of ALLEA’s Science Education Working Group and the Royal Irish Academy’s representative, discusses this report and its implications for Ireland and will be included in the deliberations.

The webinar will take place on 24 November 2020 (17:00 – 18:30 CET), you can register to attend here.

Programme
 
Welcome and Introduction

  • Dr Mary Canning, President of the Royal Irish Academy
  • Professor Paweł Rowiński, ALLEA Board Member, Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Impulse statements

  • The importance and the role of Climate Change Education – Prof Pierre Léna, Emeritus Professor at the Université Paris-Diderot
  • Climate Change Education Initiatives in Europe: findings and implications for future Climate Change Education, and what it means for Ireland– Dr Cliona Murphy, Dublin City University and ALLEA Science Education Working Group Chair
  • The European Commission’s response to the ALLEA report – Dr Philippe Tulkens, acting Head of the Climate and Planetary Boundaries Unit in Directorate “Healthy Planet” of the European Commission

Panel Discussion

  • Dr Agata Gozdzik, Head of the Science Communication and Education Unit, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Dr Michael John O’Mahony, Director of Environmental Education Unit, An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland
  • Dr Philippe Tulkens, acting Head of the Climate and Planetary Boundaries Unit in Directorate “Healthy Planet” of the European Commission
  • Prof Pierre Léna, Emeritus Professor at the Université Paris-Diderot
  • Dr Cliona Murphy, Dublin City University and ALLEA Science Education Working Group Chair