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

ENGAGING CITIZENS IN COMMUNITY LED TRANSITIONS

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:

COMING TOGETHER FOR A HEALTHIER, HAPPIER, MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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.