University of Galway and Mary Robinson Centre to host climate conference

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University of Galway and the Mary Robinson Centre will host the first Mary Robinson Climate Conference this summer.

The two-day event will feature presentations, discussions, roundtables, and workshops related to the impacts of climate change and ways to address it.

The call for session proposals is now open and suggestions are invited from a wide spectrum of disciplines.

The event takes place on July 6 and 7 in Ballina, Co. Mayo.

Dr Gordon Bromley, Lecturer in Physical Geography & Climate at University of Galway, said: “Climate change is the greatest socio-economic force of the 21st Century, creating uncertainty and threatening to undermine basic societal foundations.

“As we stand at this critical juncture – seeking to prevent, mitigate, and adapt to global warming – the time is ripe and the need is clear to chart our awareness into truly new waters and to use our collective knowledge to better plan for the future.”

The conference will bring together voices from all sectors of academia and society to share climate-related research and discuss pathways for a sustainable future in an inclusive multidisciplinary forum.

For more information, please visit the conference website.