The Embassy of France in Ireland is welcoming submissions for creative projects from all disciplines for its upcoming climate change event.
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Many would characterise the global response to climate change as alarmingly sluggish and lacklustre. Despite extreme weather conditions and a global rise in temperature, many are still slow to accept the reality of what is happening and adapt accordingly.
While all EU member states have been found to be falling short in terms of the Paris Agreement, Ireland has performed particularly badly. It was recently ranked the on climate change action. It is set to miss its 2020 climate and renewable energy targets. It is also for its 2030 emission target, which the Climate Action Network (CAN) derided as “unambitious” to begin with.
Evidently, Ireland needs to pull itself up by its bootstraps, perhaps following the example of EU nations that better comply with the Paris Agreement. Heeding the advice of France, which ranked third on the scale and is 65pc compliant with the accord, might not be a bad idea.
On 5 November, the Embassy of France in Ireland will hold a public event in Trinity College Dublin on the subject of climate change, in conjunction with the Trinity International Development Initiative, the Institute of International and European Affairs, and Trócaire. The forum, entitled ‘Creative Responses to Climate Change: A Marketplace For Ideas’, will bring together key figures involved in climate negotiations, civil society representatives and activists, and interested citizens.
The event promises to be peopled with a veritable ‘who’s who’ of climate action. An opening speech will be delivered by former Irish president Mary Robinson, who is very involved with the Foundation for Climate Justice, and Ségolène Royal, the former minister and president of . “These people with their formidable experience will explain what are the stakes, why we need to be completely mobilised on this issue, and make sure that it’s really at the top of the agenda,” said Crouzat.
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