Sustainability and Climate Change are two critical and defining issues of our time. The Skellig Foundation has set out to improve the public understanding of these topics and to help scholars propose novel approaches that address the expected impacts of future resource depletion and climate change.
In conjunction with our exhibition on climate change Et si on s’était trompé ? and the international conference taking place in Paris at the end of the year, CCI and the Skellig Foundation are organising "SKELLIG SESSIONS - 2015" A SERIES OF TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS chaired by Lara Marlowe, The Irish Times correspondent in Paris. The links between politics, economics and climate change, the potentials of marine energy and the waste-energy-water nexus will be discussed by specialists such as Frédéric Dias (University College Dublin and ENS Cachan), Gavin Collins (School of Natural Sciences and The Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy Research, NUI Galway), Torgny Holmgren (Stockholm International Water Institute) and Frank McDonald (author and former Environment Editor, The Irish Times).
The full programme is available here.
Screening of the films Into Eternity (Michael Madsen) and animation DemocraCity (Mark Clare, 2011), followed by an after screening talk with the artist Mark Clare. Institut Finlandais, Sat 7 Nov at 17.00, admission free and details here.
Image: Pacific walrus that can’t find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in north-west Alaska. Links to further information: article and images.
Credit: Corey Accardo