Upcoming events and webinars


1. There’s still time to put your name on the list for our Ocean Climate Action webinar!

Don’t miss our fascinating expert panelists as they convene to discuss the science of our ocean life, why its health is key to our climate, and how we can build political will to stop overfishing before it’s too late.

Join live online on Monday 27 September, 6.30-7.30pm CET.

There’s no need to miss out if you can’t make the live stream, we’ll share a recording afterwards, and you can still send your question in advance to our panel:

  • Professor and Science Director at REV Ocean, Dr Alex Rogers
  • Climate activist Friederike Leppert
  • Assistant Professor of European Politics at Maastricht University, Dr Francesca Colli
  • Director of Directorate C, Quality of Life of the Directorate General of Environment, European Commission,Ms Veronica Manfredi

If your question is selected you could be in with a chance of winningone of five bold ‘Save the Ocean. Save the Climate’ beach towels – so send your question now!

Decades of overfishing and destructive exploitation of our ocean have left its health hanging in the balance. If we don’t take effective action now, we’ll lose the life-saving protection it offers us in the face of climate change.

Now is the time for us to delve into the science and ask probing political questions that can drive real change.

The critical EU Action Plan that could turn the tide in restoring the ocean’s health is about to enter its ‘consultation phase’ – and you can help make sure it’s fit for purpose.

We can’t wait to read your questions!

Thanks as always for your support,
Bec and the Our Fish team

2. From Earth Aware:

Firstly, students all over the world are taking to the streets striking for Climate Justice. Join them on the Cork March (Friday’s for Future) thisFriday September 24th at 1pm, Grand Parade/Patrick Street. keep account of numbers for you should register. Click the link provided, then click on Fridays for Future, you will see another blue link, click on this to give you the registrationform.


We are excited to extend an invitation for you to attend the secondCork Conference on Intergenerational Climate Justicetaking place via Zoom onThursday 21stOctober 2021.

Our previous conference held at Cork City Hall in 2019 was a huge success. It was a hands-on experience, with speakers across generations, practical activities and an inspiring address byPresident Michael D. Higgins.

This year things are a little different as we begin to move out of isolation and tentatively enter the world once more. We made the decision to hold the conference via Zoom as we respect the safety concerns of many, and are cognizant of the intergenerational aspect that underpins this event.

We are building on the outcomes of the previous conference and addressing the issues of system change, community building and civil society. We recognise the need for new ideas and models and keeping the values of community, solidarity, and the common good at the heart of system change. We have brought together speakers who will provide insight and provoke action and engagement.

The conference is being organised by SHEP Earth Aware / Elders for Earth, together with the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA), with the Society of African Missions (SMA), the North Cathedral and Blackpool Parish Climate Justice Group, St. Anne’s Shandon Justice Group and Eco-UNESCO.

The conference is designed to be as interactive as possible within the constraints of Zoom, with both presentations and discussions interspersed with activities and an afternoon workshop to take place in breakout rooms.

The chairpersons are Alicia O’Sullivan, a university student and young climate activist and Denise Cahill, the co-ordinator of Cork Healthy Cities.Our speakers include: Professor Peadar Kirby (UL and Cloughjordan Eco-Village), Dr John Sharry (Psychologist), Rachel Power (Irish co-ordinator, Climate Reality Project), Amy O’Brien (school student and climate activist), Theresa Rose Sebastian (student and co-founder of the Re-Earth Initiative), and a panel of speakers from the Global South including Bishop Kevin Dowling (retired) of Rustenburg, South Africa and Evelyn Acham (Rise Up Movement, Uganda).

Places are limited and will be allocated on afirst come, first served basis.
Theclosing datefor registration is 7th of October 2021. You can register for the

event on the conference website:www.intergenclimatejustice.ieWe do hope that you are able to join us.
Kind regards from
SHEP Earth Aware / Elders for Earth

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