EPA’s YouTube Channel www.YouTube.com/EPAIreland

Date released: Jan 19 2011

All the lectures from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) climate change lecture series are now available on the EPA's YouTube channel.   On 23rd November 2010 Mary Robinson spoke to a record crowd at the EPA’s lecture in the Mansion House.  The focus of her lecture, Reshaping the Debate on Climate Change, was about the need to address the issue of justice in the developing world while addressing the pressing issue of climate change.  This lecture is now also available on the EPA’s YouTube channel.

The EPA has also uploaded many other videos on environmental themes.  These include:

  • A Burning Question, the Duncan Stewart/RTE full-length documentary on climate change;
  • excerpts from the Eco-Eye TV series - covering issues such as water quality, waste production, biodiversity, Green Schools and the Green Home programme and many other environmental issues;
  • An animated video about what the EPA does.

Dr. Matt Crowe, Director of the EPA’s Office of Communications and Corporate Services, speaking about the EPA’s use of social media, said,

“The EPA is always looking at new ways to engage with new audiences. People who are actively seeking specific information use social media channels such as YouTube and we have established our own channel recently to facilitate these users.  We are finding it a useful way to provide environmental information to a wider audience who can spread the information among their own online networks.”

The EPA lecture series continues in 2011 with lecture 12: Climate Change – The Transport Challenge on Tuesday 1st February and lecture 13: Climate Change & Agriculture: ensuring food production is not threatened on Tuesday 15th March. Both of these talks will also be made available on YouTube. 

The EPA has also established Twitter feeds for short, timely updates from the EPA’s Climate Change Unit.

Further information: Niamh Hatchell, EPA Media Relations Office 053-9170770 (24 hours) or email media@epa.ie

Editor’s Notes:

The EPA climate change lecture series continues in 2011.

Tuesday, 1st February 2011, 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
Climate Change – The Transport Challenge
Speaker: Prof. Julia King, Aston University.
Venue: The Round Room, The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Tuesday, 15th March 2011, 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
Climate Change & Agriculture : ensuring food production is not threatened
Speaker: Dr. Wendy Mann, Food & Agriculture Organisation, U.N.
Venue: The Round Room, The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Attendance at all lectures is free, but advance booking is essential due to the demand. 

To book, please contact Clara Clark at: clara@claraclark.ie. Detailed information on the lecture series is available from the EPA website and on Clara Clark's website

Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations and most recently Head of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization initiative has established the Mary Robinson Foundation -Climate Justice. The Foundation is a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for victims of climate change who are usually forgotten – the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world. The Foundation is based at Trinity College, Dublin.  The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice can be found on the web, and you can follow it on Twitter.