CARNSORE SUMMER SCHOOL
Climate Change – Myth and Reality

7, 8 and 9 Sep 2012

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Event Details

 

Green European Foundation working with Green Foundation Ireland, invite you to the Carnsore Summer School at Carne Holiday Centre, Co. Wexford, Ireland over the weekend of Friday 7 to Sunday 9 September 2012.

In 1978 a major music festival was held at Carnsore Point. It was the focal point of a campaign against a proposal to construct a nuclear power plant on the site. The campaign was successful and it can be said to birth of the environmental movement in Ireland.

In 2012 in the middle of a global economic crisis, with the serious environmental issues being given far too little attention, this Summer School will have a number of Irish and international speakers from the worlds of science, culture and politics to talk about many of the most important Green issues of the moment.

Like the very first Carnsore festival, there will also be an emphasis on fun with a parallel programme of music, films and performance on show.

Event Programme

 

FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2012

7:00pm to 7:45pm / REGISTRATION

8:00pm / REFLECTIONS OF CARNSORE PAST
Radio show style panel discussion, interspersed with songs from acts who played original festival.
Chair: Eamon Keane.
Panellists: Billy Roche (Playwright); Tommy Sands (Musician); Adi Roche (Chernobyl Children International).

10:00pm onwards / ENTERTAINMENT
Performance of ECO-FRIENDLY JIHAD by Abie Philbin Bowman.

Followed by: SESSION Music performed by: The Darling Sins.
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SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2012

7:30am to 9:45am / BREAKFAST

10:00am to 10:30pm / AARHUS FOR BEGINNERS – Empowering individuals, communities and institutions through the application of the Aarhus Convention.
A short but informative talk on the recently ratified Aarhus Convention, the ongoing legal challenge of the EPA’s consent to grow GM potatoes in Ireland and its ramifications in Ireland. A must for all those interested in people power and the environment.

10:30am to 12 noon / CLIMATE CHANGE – Denial and Populism.
Chair: Nuala Ahern (Green Foundation Ireland).
Speakers: Dick Pels (Dutch Green Foundation);  Prof. John Sweeney (NUI Maynooth);  Dr. Padraic Larkin (former EPA Director).

12 noon to 1:30pm / NUCLEAR ENERGY – The Answer to Climate Change?
Chair: Eamon Ryan (Leader, The Green Party).
Speakers: Rebecca Harms (MEP);  John Gibbons (ClimateChange.ie);  Cllr. Mark Dearey (The Green Party);  Jim Morrissey (BENE – Better Environment with Nuclear Energy).

12:30pm to 2:00pm / LUNCH

1:00pm to 3:00pm / WORKSHOP: Effective Responses to Populism.
Given by: Elizabeth Drury (Eye to Eye Insights).

3:00pm / POLITICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL NGOs – Scratching Whose Backs?
Chair: Dr. Elaine Byrne (Lecturer in Politics).
Speakers: Tara Connolly (Greenpeace Europe);  Michael Ewing (Environmental Pillar);  Noeleen Hartigan (Amnesty International Ireland).

4:45pm / COFFEE BREAK

CAMPAIGNING WORKSHOPS:
5:15pm to 6:00pm / Comedy as a Campaigning Tool. Given by: Abie Philbin Bowman.
6:00pm to 6:45pm / Music as a Campaigning Tool. Given by: Tommy Sands. 6:45pm / OUTDOOR BARBECUE

7:15pm / FILM: Irish premiere of Récits de Fukushima.
Introduced by: Alain de Halleux (Director).

8:30pm to late / LEVIATHAN POLITICAL CABARET
Leviathan is delighted to present a very special edition hosted by publisher, broadcaster and Dragon’s Den panellist, Norah Casey on “Good versus Bad Journalism in the Internet Age”.
The panel will include Harry Browne (lecturer in journalism at Dublin Institute of Technology);  Carol Hunt (The Sunday Independent);  John Ryan (Broadsheet.ie);  Tom Mooney (editor of the Echo group of newspapers), as well as multi-media presentation from resident musical satirist, Paddy Cullivan and a short film from the Doris/Magee team.

Followed by SESSION – Music performed by: The Submersibles.
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SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2012

8:00am / GROUP SWIM

7:30am to 9:45am / BREAKFAST

10:30am to 11:15am / REFLECTIONS ON JOHN MORIARTY
Introduced by: Brendan O’Donoghue.

11:15am to 1:00pm / PEOPLE CENTRED PLANNING – Lessons for Fracking / Renewable Energy?
Chair: Frank McDonald (Environment Editor, The Irish Times).
Speakers: Elizabeth Muldowney (Fracking Campaign, Co. Leitrim);  Katja Rottmann (Germanwatch);  Dr. Pascal Messer (Rathanau Institute);  Risteard
O Domhnaill
(film-maker).

1:00pm to 2:30pm / IRELAND, EUROPE AND THE WIDER WORLD
Chair: Dan Boyle.
Speakers: Pierre Jonckheer (Co-President, Green European Foundation);  Hans Zomer (Dóchas);  Nuala Ahern (Chair, Green Foundation Ireland).

2:30pm / END OF FESTIVAL