Engaging Citizens in Community Led Transitions: conference, Sept 22 2017

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An Taisce, Feasta, the Green Foundation Ireland and Cultivate co-ordinated a conference on


Friday 22nd September – 10.00 – 16.30 – WeCreate WeCreate Workspace, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary

How do we best encourage more public participation in climate action, sustainability and environmental protection, while improving citizen engagement in local community initiatives?

This conference, which was part of a research project by members of the Environmental Pillar on Citizen Engagement, brought together researchers, NGOs, and community activists to explore this question.

PDF flyer about the conference

The conference was part of the Convergence festival:


CONVERGENCE FESTIVAL 2017 celebrates Ireland’s response to the global challenges we face — through transformative, community-led approaches to meet our climate targets and implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a fair, healthy and low-carbon future. Across Ireland, citizens, social enterprises and communities are already using social innovation, co-production and collaborative consumption to strengthen resilience, foster their local economies, and create new jobs in areas such as food, transport, energy, education, housing and waste.
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About the author

Caroline Whyte has been involved with Feasta since 2002. She studied ecological economics at Mälardalen University in Sweden, writing a masters thesis on the relationship between central banking and sustainability. She contributed to Feasta's books Fleeing Vesuvius and Sharing for Survival. Along with four other Feasta climate group members she helped to launch the CapGlobalCarbon initative at the COP-21 summit in Paris in December 2015. In February 2017 she participated in the World Basic Income conference in Manchester, discussing the potential for climate action to contribute to reducing poverty and inequality worldwide. She lives in central France, from where she edits the Feasta website.

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