Resources

This page hosts a range of resources and event recordings from Dublin’s first-ever Climate Action Week in 2021. Further resources for Dublin Climate Action Week 2022 will be added here after the events have taken place.

Resources

Low energy buildings – social housing schemes, new builds and retrofits

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is a recognised leader in Energy and Buildings and has a strong track record on delivering energy efficiency for Local Authority purposes and in developing low energy homes. Awards include the Leadership in Public Sector Award from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland in 2019 and three years in a row the Sustainability Award winner from the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. The speakers outlined the DLR carbon reduction journey and share case studies of exemplar social housing. The webinar also included a live Q&A with panel members.

IPCC 6th Assessment Report - Key Findings

Professor. Peter Thorne, National University of Ireland and a Coordinating Lead Author for the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report in discussion with Kevin O Sullivan, Environment and Science Editor for The Irish Times. This webinar discussed what exactly the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is, its role and how it prepares its climate assessment reports. The webinar discussed some of the key findings from the recent IPCC climate report with input from Professor. Peter Thorne, a Coordinating Lead Author, and discuss the timeline of future reports expected from the IPCC in 2022.

From Fighting Ebola to Fighting Climate Change

A discussion with Dr. Sinead Walsh, Climate Envoy for Ireland. Dr. Walsh is author of the fascinating book ‘Getting to Zero - a Doctor and diplomat on the Ebola Frontline’ detailing experiences of the Ebola pandemic in Sierra Leone in 2014. The discussion includes; - Dr. Walsh's extensive experience in the NGO and government sectors. - Ireland's role in Climate Action in developing countries including examples of key achievements and projects - The role of Ireland in COP26 and other international climate fora.

Forest of Fingal – A Tree Strategy for Fingal

This webinar is presented by Kevin Halpenny and Michael Staunton from Fingal County Council’s Parks & Green Infrastructure Division. The webinar highlights the diverse benefits of trees as Nature Based Solutions for Climate Action. It showcases how trees can contribute to Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Education and how Communities can work with the Council on tree related initiatives and outlines how trees enhance the health and wellbeing of Fingal's citizens and support a better quality of life.