EPA Climate Change Lecture Series
- release of video broadcasts


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released video broadcasts of the lectures from the recent - and highly popular - climate change lecture series.

The seven-part series explored key aspects of climate change - ranging from predictions and impacts, to its economic and political consequences. An impressive group of international speakers presented a comprehensive assessment of the facts, challenges and opportunities arising from a changing global climate and their lecture presentations, along with the ensuing question and answer sessions, are now available as a video broadcast on the EPA website.

Each lecture attracted an unexpectedly large audience, proving that climate change is an issue of great importance to all sections of society. The video broadcasts serve as an excellent record of the lecture series and will be of great interest to those who were unable to attend. They will provide valuable teaching material for schools and any organidsation interested in finding out more about the key facts from science - together with the potential impacts and the solutions and actions required.

Dr Mary Kelly, EPA Director General said - "Climate change is now acknowledged as one of the most serious threats facing humanity.  Responsibility for dealing with that threat falls to this generation and fundamental and far-reaching structural and lifestyle changes are required if we are to deal with the environmental and social consequences.

"The time for action is now and we need to mobilise everybody to the task if we are to be successful. Clear, accurate and timely information is vital in raising awareness among the public, the politicians and among key policy and decision-makers in the country. We feel that making this series of lectures widely available on the internet will be a valuable step towards raising awareness about this important topic."

Dr Kelly added - "Clear, accurate information - at the cutting-edge of the science of climate change - as well as insights into the political processes involved in developing and implementing global solutions to climate change, were presented in the series and the Environmental Protection Agency is indebted to the guest speakers who each gave willingly of their time to engage with the Irish public."

The series was introduced by Dr Kelly and was chaired by Dr John Bowman, historian, broadcaster, TV and radio presenter.

For details of the lectures - Click Here

Video broadcast link to the lecture series - Click Here

Note: Having selected internet connection speed (Broadband or Dial Up), go to menus at Top-Left or Top Right of screen to select individual lectures.