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Up for the Challangec ? Community Solutions to Climate Change.

Type of Event : Challenge
Where : Co Kerry, Trlaee
When : 11th November 2017
Description : Up for the Challenge?  Community solutions for Climate Change.

Ten years ago Transition Kerry asked the question ‘What will Tralee look like in the year 2030’, because we recognised that ‘climate change changes everything’.  Now, to mark ten years of working on this transition in Kerry, we are planning a public gathering on Saturday November 11th 2017 in Tralee.  

What kind of future do we want to create for Kerry? 
How do we create community solutions to the challenges of climate change? 

We will have a range of speakers on climate change and community resilience including experts such as journalist John Gibbons, Dr. Cara Agustenborg and Dr. Margaret Desmond (Environmental Research Institute (ERI. UCC).  

On that day the speakers and participants will address how communities can respond and become more resilient in the face of the increasing challenges of climate change, national policy and mitigation, food security & biodiversity loss, sustainable energy and co-operatives, working in partnership with community groups and government structures, personal participation and actions.  
We are going to have a number of online interviews, with IPCC climatologist Professor John Sweeney and Rob Hopkins, who started the Transition initiative in Kinsale over 12 years ago.  There will be a short presentations from Kerry Sustainable Energy Co-operative (KSEC) and Transition Kerry on our 3-year plan.  

We will be hosting this event with Davie Philips from Cultivate and with the support of our key statutory partners, including Kerry County Council and Kerry Public Participation Network.  We are planning for a strong local community representation on the day, which will be complemented by key local and national stakeholders.

Transition Kerry has been active for 10 years, organising public events, delivering educational programmes and initiating workshops on best environmental practice and up-skilling for community resilience.  We believe this event will further inform us in our climate action work here in Kerry, through our key international, national and local speakers.

More details can be found on our website (  Please contact me directly if you need further information or want to get involved in the transition - Niamh Ní Dhúill @ 086 7247066 – [email protected]

Contact Information

Contact : Niamh Ní Dhúil
Phone : 0867247066