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EPA Climate Change Lecture Series – The Role Of Communications In Driving Climate Action.

A Must View for all Elected Representatives in Co. Tipperary.

Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delighted to welcome Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment.

The public lecture will take place on tomorrow, Thursday 28th, at 7:15 pm at the EPIC Museum Dublin and will also be streamed online.

This lecture forms part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action.
Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz will consider the role of the public, consumers and political will as an enabler of climate actions.

While there is an ample supply of climate solutions to support the transition to climate neutrality and resilience, sufficient demand has been lacking. Drawing on recent international surveys, including here in Ireland, Dr. Leiserowitz will provide an overview of how changing public beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours can both compel and constrain climate action by governments, companies, and individuals.
Ms Laura Burke, EPA Director General said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, a leading international expert on public climate change and environmental beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences and behaviour, and also expert on the psychological, cultural, and political factors that shape them.
The EPA has worked closely with Dr. Leiserowitz and his team on our Climate Change in the Irish Mind study. This valuable project will help to understand how Irish people perceive this environmental challenge, and this can fundamentally change how we all communicate on the topic. The findings demonstrate that the Irish people overwhelmingly recognise the threat, feel personally affected by it and want to see real change.”

She further added
“Effective public engagement on climate action is essential as Ireland designs and implements actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across all economic sectors by 51% by 2030”.

You can register for this free event HERE. The event will also be recorded and uploaded to the EPA YouTube channel, following this event.
You can also follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #ClimateLecture2022
Further information: Ms Emily Williamson, EPA Media Relations Office 053-9170770 (24 hours) or media@epa.ie

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