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A New Climate for Education

3 Nov 2017

By Fri 3 Nov 2017April 3rd, 2020EDUCATION for SUSTAINABILITY, Events

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Event Details

A New Climate for Education

Green Foundation Ireland, along with Cultivate, ECO-UNESCO and Good Energies Alliance Ireland, present a morning Meeting “A New Climate for Education”.

10:00am to 2:30pm (registration from 9:15am)
Venue: The Teachers’ Club,  36 Parnell Square West,  Dublin 1.

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While admission is FREE to this event, registration is REQUIRED.
Please secure your place by booking here – early booking is advised.


The Teachers’ Club is situated at 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 and there are many different forms of public transport available to reach there.

Here is a map to help you locate it.

Event Programme

9:15am to 10:00am:

10:00am to 10:50am:
SESSION 1: Setting context and objectives
Speakers include:
Duncan Stewart (Chair of Green Foundation Ireland)
Davie Philip
Breda Naughton (Department of Education and Skills)
Peadar Kirby (Professor Emeritus of International Politics and Public Policy at the University of Limerick)

10:50am to 12:15pm:
SESSION 2: What is working at second level?
Speakers include:
Elaine Nevin (National Director of ECO-UNESCO)
Dr Michael John O’Mahony (Assistant Environmental Education Unit Director at An Taisce)
Dr Derek Grant (Primary Education Officer, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment)
Ciaran Monahan

1:00pm to 2:30pm:
SESSION 3: Education for Sustainable Development and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030
Speakers include:
Dr Benjamin Mallon (Researcher in Development, Intercultural, Human Rights and Citizenship Education at Dublin City University)
Kate Minnock (Secondary School Teacher)
Pat Brereton (Professor at the School of Communications in Dublin City University)

As always at our events, an important part will be the Q&A sessions which will allow full participation by those attending.

Our PROGRAMME OF EVENTS is available here.

Further updates on this event will appear on this page.


Current activities by human beings have put the earth on an unsustainable path in terms of the health of our planet. In order to prepare the next generation for a different world and empower them to take action, it is the responsibility of our State institutions to educate in a way that places sustainability at the core of teaching.

This event will feature speakers from several organisations, and will focus on how the teaching of sustainability can be improved.

With many thanks to the Environmental Pillar which supports this event.