Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard will host a Climate Action Conference in Castle Ward on Friday to give people a unique opportunity to engage with policy advisors, leading environmental academics and campaigners.
The South Down MP secured EU funding to host ‘Beyond Politics: Climate Action Now’ in Castle Ward this Friday alongside Martina Anderson MEP.
Chris Hazzard MP said:
“Beyond Politics: Climate Action Now is a one day conference workshop opened to the public, free to attend, and will hopefully be the start of an interactive conversation between the local South Down community and leading academics and campaigners as to what we can do to help play our part in building a better world.
“As a coastal constituency with many environmentally sensitive areas, South Down has a rich and vibrant community who care very deeply about the world around us. Indeed there are many local campaigns and activists who are playing a leading role in making the case for an alternative way of doing things in order to help save our local community, our beautiful island, and ultimately our planet.
“Friday’s conference workshop will provide a great opportunity to hear first-hand from climate activists who have taken governments and big business to court; stood against the destructive fossil fuel industry; led mass demonstrations against large-scale polluters and academics who are enlightening the minds of a new generation of environmental campaigners.”