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The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

15 Oct 2020

By Thu 8 Oct 2020November 1st, 2020Events

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Event Details


Green Foundation Ireland and The Bray Heads U3A Group, invite you to participate in an online talk:

“History, Successes and Lessons
for Future Action”

THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER 2020   –   10:30 to 12:30
by Zoom
(log-on details will be issued nearer the time to those who register)

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

Event Programme

Our Talk will be presented by

Researcher and Environmental Justice Campaigner

Louise has spent the last 7 years involved in various climate and environmental movements, including the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement, and groups highlighting the environmental and justice impacts of fossil fuels, particularly natural gas. Last year she launched Scientists for Future Ireland in support of the student climate strikers. She recently completed a PhD at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, focused on how to develop socially just sustainable transitions.


While admission is FREE to this event, you MUST register beforehand as places are strictly limited. Please secure your place by booking here.

Photo: Outside Leinster House by Sasko Lazarov
/ Photocall Ireland / Trócaire /


In this talk, Louise will give an overview of the fossil fuel divestment movement, one of the most successful global environmental campaigns in recent decades. She will share her own personal experiences of being involved in the movement, as an active member of the Berlin divestment group. That campaign resulted in the Berlin parliament divesting its €750 million pension fund from fossil fuel companies and was one of the first big European divestment successes. Based on these experiences, Louise will reflect on the broader successes of the movement, and what potential lessons we can draw from this in facilitating action on climate, ecological, and justice issues.