University College Cork’s Sustainable Futures project will host the inaugural Sustainable Futures Forum on November 27th 2023.
To coincide with the COP28 global climate negotiations, the Sustainable Futures Forum will be a high-level forum for discussing solutions to critical sustainability and climate issues relevant in a national and international context.
Former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson will be the keynote guest at the first Sustainable Futures Forum and RTÉ presenter Miriam O’Callaghan will MC the event, which will examine some of the key challenges facing Ireland as it seeks to meet ambitious targets set out in its Climate Action Plan.
“The Sustainable Futures Forum will shape solutions for some of the most pressing and complex sustainability and climate issues of our time. Through our Forum, prominent figures in international development, academia, industry, and Irish society will provide leadership and expert guidance on the important issues of climate justice, financing the just transition, and the role that universities, enterprises and the media have in promoting a fair and equitable sustainable future which does not leave anyone behind.”
– Dr Marguerite Nyhan, Chair of the Sustainable Futures Forum