Monaghan University of the Third Age (U3A)
“What do we tell the children when they start to ask us why?
Open forum on.........Climate Change and Climate Justice
Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan
Friday 23rd October 2015
Le chemin du temps – The time/life path - (Albert Monier)
A Native American Proverb says - “We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children”
Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice
“Climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centred approach, safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its resolution equitably and fairly”.
“The generations that came before us didn't know that their actions were causing climate change. The generations who come after us risk inheriting an unsolvable problem. We are the generation that can make the difference.”
What does the U3A say?
Come to Monaghan U3A conference on Friday 23rd October at Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan town and get involved in the dialogue about climate change. The day will consist of:
(a) Presentations by activists and practitioners in the areas of climate change and climate justice
(b) An intergenerational workshop
(c) Some light entertainment!!
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, takes place in Paris just 5 weeks later.
Can we make a contribution?
Registration – 9.00am to 10.00am
Morning Session 10.00am to 1.00pm
Session Opening - Sigurd Reimers, Grandparents for a Safe Earth
10.30 to 11.30am - Climate Change - Chair - John O'Hare
Fr. Sean McDonagh, Eco Theologian
Dr Frank McGovern, Head of Climate Change Research and Science EPA
Dr Paul Nolan, ICHEC, Meteorologist
11.45 to 1.00pm - Climate Justice - Chair - Geraldine Kelly
Prof John Barry, School of Politics International Studies and Philosophy, QUB
Dr. Lorna Gold, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Trocaire
Season close - Elizabeth Vezina - Raging Grannies International and Yound Activist
1.00 to 2.00pm – Lunch
Afternoon Session 2.00 – 5.00pm
2.00 – 4.00pm - Intergenerational Workshop
Chair - Oisin Coughlan, Director Friends of the Earth Ireland
Intergenerational Workshop- Young FOE / Trocaire
Workshop comprising U3A members / attendees / Young Trocaire Activists
/ Young Friends of the Earth / TY students - mentored by Age Action Ireland
and Linking Generations NI
4.30 to 5.00pm Closing Entertainment - Oriel Singers