DCU launches first Climate Justice Week

by Rachel Cunningham
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DCU’s Centre for Climate and Society launched its first Climate Justice Week this week, writes Rachel Cunningham.

The week, which involved a range of events open to students, staff and members of the public on DCU’s Glasnevin and St Patrick’s campuses, will conclude tomorrow, March 24.

Among its highlights were Picturing Climate Justice, an open-air photography exhibition, a lunchtime Q&A session with climate activists, a climate justice fair and a screening and discussion with Losing Alaska director Tom Burke and Professor Pat Brereton. 

Commenting on the event, Dr Brenda McNally, postdoctoral researcher with the centre and a Fulbright Ireland Scholar, said: “Climate justice views the climate crisis through a human rights lens.

“It recognises that climate change affects people unequally, and that it is those who are most vulnerable and least responsible for climate change that suffer its gravest consequences. To seek climate justice is to seek justice for all.

“DCU’s Climate Justice week aims to start a conversation about the unequal impacts of the climate crisis and to raise awareness about the need to  make meaningful progress to protect everyone – both in Ireland and abroad.”

Click on link to read more in this weeks Digital EditionDublin Gazette – Digital Edition – March 23, 2023 – Dublin Gazette Newspapers – Dublin News, Sport and Lifestyle

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