Exploring Community Work and Human Rights Approaches to Climate Action

Thank you to all of you that joined us for the CWI Seminar, Towards Climate Justice, Exploring Community Work and Human rights Approaches to Climate Action.

A particular word of thanks to our impressive panel of speakers.

With thanks to Jamie Gorman for his work, CWI was delighted to launch the new CWI Brief – The Urgent Case for Climate Justice at the event and this is now available below.

The new CWI Working Group on Climate Justice was also launched at the seminar and we are encouraging members to join the group. Add you details below.


Ireland has declared a climate and biodiversity emergency.

Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities, the new strategy to support the community and voluntary sectors in Ireland, includes an objective to support community development and local development to engage with Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies.

There is an increasing awareness of the importance of awareness and action at community level.

Join us to explore community work and human rights approaches to Climate Action.

Speakers will include:

  • John Sweeney, Emeritus Prof of Geography, Maynooth University and international expert on Climate Change

  • Niamh Garvey, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Trócaire

  • Oisín Coughlan, Director, Friends of the Earth

  • Sadhbh O’Neill, Climate Advocate and PhD Candidate, UCD

  • Eddie Mitchell, Anti-Fracking Campaigner & Love Leitrim Spokesperson

  • Paul Geraghty, Dept of Rural and Community Development

  • Ann Irwin, Community Work Ireland

The seminar will be followed by the CWI Annual General Meeting.

The seminar is free of charge but places are limited and early registration is advised.

Participation Welcome!