Almost exactly two years after the Paris Agreement entered into force on 4 November 2016, and in advance of the upcoming COP24 United Nations conference to be held in Katowice,
Poland, from 13 to 14 December 2018, the French Embassy in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) and Trócaire came together to
hold a public event on the subject of climate change.
Taking place in Trinity College Dublin on Monday 5 November, Creative Responses to Climate Change: A Marketplace for Ideas provided a space for dialogue, information-sharing and creativity,
and brought together key figures involved in the climate negotiations, civil society representatives and activists, and interested citizens.
The opening speech was delivered by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland. Prior to her speech, Mrs Robinson took the opportunity to visit the 'Marketplace for Ideas', an area that was host to a
range of creative climate change solutions such as ECO-UNESCO's Young Environmentalist Awards.
The Overall Senior Winners of the Young Environmentalist Awards 'Plastic Outta the Park' from Newpark Comprehensive had their own stand at the marketplace, and had the opportunity to share their plastic free school campus project with Mrs Robinson.
There's just over two weeks left to register for the Young Environmentalist Awards and you can register online here.