Ten years on, Tran­si­tion Kerry out to tackle cli­mate change

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - BY FER­GUS DEN­NEHY

AL­MOST 10 years on from when they first imag­ined how the ef­fects of cli­mate change would have im­pacted Tralee and Kerry by the year 2030, the team at Tran­si­tion Kerry are plan­ning a pub­lic gath­er­ing to help plan for the next three years.

The team are pre­par­ing to hold a pub­lic gath­er­ing in the Si­amsa Tíre theatre in Tralee on Saturday, Novem­ber 11, to talk about this how cli­mate change can be tack­led on a com­mu­nity level. There will be a range of speak­ers on cli­mate change and com­mu­nity re­silience, in­clud­ing ex­perts such as jour­nal­ist John Gib­bons, Dr Cara Agusten­borg and Dr Mar­garet Des­mond, speak­ing on the day.

The day will look to ad­dress how com­mu­ni­ties can re­spond and be­come more re­silient in the face of the in­creas­ing chal­lenges of cli­mate change, national pol­icy, food se­cu­rity, biodeiver­sity loss, sus­tain­able en­ergy and part­ner­ships with com­mu­nity groups and gov­ern­ment struc­tures.

There will also be a num­ber of short pre­sen­ta­tions on the day from the Kerry Sus­tain­able En­ergy Co-op­er­a­tive and Tran­si­tion Kerry, who will be out­lin­ing their next three-year plan. Or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing that there will be a strong lo­cal com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tion at the event.

Photo by Fer­gus Den­nehy.

Noreen White, Sylvia Thomp­son (Kerry Sus­tain­able En­ergy Co-Op), Ca­tríona Fal­lon (Si­amsa Tíre) and Thomas O’ Con­nor (Tran­si­tion Kerry) at the launch of Tran­si­tion Kerry’s cli­mate change con­fer­ence, tak­ing place in Novem­ber.

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