Climate change presents the single biggest threat to current and future generations. Following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change starkest warning yet, urgent action to combat climate change and minimise its disruptions is integral to the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the future of the planet. With the SDGs 2030 deadline looming, we want to explore what exactly these goals are; if we are globally on schedule to succeed in their implementation; how that can happen and what role Ireland plays in their development and adoption.
Join our host, UCD Earth Institute Director, Professor Tasman Crowe and expert panellists Professor Patrick Paul Walsh, UCD School of Politics and International Relations, with David Donoghue, Ireland's former Permanent Representative to the United Nations in a conversation led by Dr Orla Kelly, Assistant Professor in Social Policy at the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice.
In November 2019, UCD adopted UCD’s Strategy 2020-2024 ‘Rising to the Future’ within which the first of four strategic themes is ‘Creating a Sustainable Global Society’. As with all four strategic themes, this theme will operate and challenge the University community across all activities, including research, education, operations and engagement.
Hosted on Zoom, these lively, virtual discussions focus on critical global challenges and offer insights for uncertain times. UCD alumni are invited to tune in from home and submit questions for a Q&A session at the end of each interview. Our community of nearly 300,000 alumni is more connected than ever and there is no better time for us to rise to the future and inspire transformational change.
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