News / 17th July 2019

Climate Breakdown Belfast

Join us for a keynote speech from Jonathon Porritt, a global advocate for sustainable development. Opening address by The Lord Mayor.

This year has witnessed a groundswell of media, business and community awareness over the impact of climate change, along with a demand for more urgent action. The UK and Ireland legislatures have both declared climate emergencies, and in this context Jonathon will highlight what the future holds and what decisions we need to make.

The event will be hosted by local broadcaster Mark Simpson and will include an opening address from the Lord Mayor as well as vigorous panel debate / audience Q&A with Jonathon Porritt, Forum for the Future; Grainia Long, Belfast Resilience Commissioner; John Barry, Professor of Green Economy QUB; and Michael McLarnon, CEO ISL Waste Management.

The event will also feature contributions from the next generation, including a rendition of “Children of the Revolution” by the Belfast School of Performing Arts.

Doors open at 5pm for refreshments, with the event taking place from 6-8pm. All are welcome to help consider what action we need to take to build a more sustainable Belfast – an issue that unites us all.

The event is kindly sponsored by Belfast City Council, Queen’s University, ARUP and ISL Waste Management.

Location: Clayton Hotel, Ormeau Avenue

Date & Time: Tuesday 6th August, 6-8pm

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Climate Breakdown Belfast