Adapting to and mitigating the effects of the climate crisis carries a need for rapid change that has the potential to disrupt livelihoods. How can communities be engaged in a fair and equitable manner while our society transitions to a post-carbon future?
In this episode we look at the just transition as an opportunity rather than a burden, overcoming land use conflicts, and integrating eco-literacy in our education systems. We examine ways that community needs and priorities can be met alongside climate goals, and the need for those offering top down supports to adapt to the all-island community-led nature of solutions that can meet this enormous challenge.
Shane Campbell is the CEO of the Irish Central Border Area Network, who recently started a project based on the principles of The People’s Transition model.
Aoife Kirk is the coordinator of Connecting Communities with Peatlands, a project funded by the Just Transition Fund in the midlands in partnership with the Community Wetlands Forum and Irish Rural Link.
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