Green European Foundation with the support of Green Foundation Ireland, invite you to The Point Festival – The Myths and Realities of Climate Change At Carne Holiday Centre, Co. Wexford, Ireland

About The Point FestivalThe programme will include debates on the use of nuclear energy after Fukushima, public participation in planning – the lessons of Rossport and the dangers of fracking, climate change denial and populism, and on politics and environmental NGOs.

Why Carnsore Point?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 the environmental movement in Ireland.
In 2012 and in the middle of a global economic crisis the serious environmental issues being given far too little attention. The Point Festival
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.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:


FRIDAY 7TH OF SEPTEMBER

7:00pm to 7:45pm / Registration
8:00pm / Reflections on Carnsore Past
Radio show style panel discussion – talk interspersed with songs from acts who played original festival.
10:00pm / Performance of Eco Friendly Jihad by Abie Philbin Bowman.


SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER

9:00am / BREAKFAST
10:30am / Climate Change Denial and Populism
12 noon / Nuclear Energy – The Answer to Climate Change?
1:45pm / LUNCH
1:00pm to 3:00pm / Workshop – Effective Responses to Populism
Input provided by Green European Foundation.
3:00pm / Politics and Environmental NGOs – Scratching Whose Backs?
4:45pm / COFFEE BREAK
5:15pm / Workshop on Comedy as a Campaigning Tool
Given by: Abie Philbin Bowman.
6:45pm OUTDOOR BARBECUE
7:45pm / Irish premiere of Recits de Fukushima
Introduced by: Alain de Halleux.
9:30pm / Leviathan Political Cabaret
Music, comedy and film inserts centred around a panel discussion on the subject of “It’s not about old and new media; it’s about good versus bad journalism”.
Debate interspersed by music, comedy and film segments.

 

SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER

8:00am / Group swim
9:00am / BREAKFAST
10:00am / Robert McClure Lecture (Local Hero / Polar Explorer).
Given by: Dr. Huw Lewis Jones.
11:00am / People Centred Planning Lessons from Rossport Lessons for Fracking?
1:00pm / The Greens and The Future of Europe
2:30pm / END OF FESTIVAL