Since 2007 the EPA Climate Change Lecture series has hosted national and international experts on a variety of climate change topics. The Lectures are free of charge and open to everyone who registers in advance. In more recent years these Lectures have been live-streamed through our website and subsequently the recordings made available on the EPA's YouTube Channel. The Climate Change Lecture Series has covered many diverse and wide-ranging topics and are essential to the EPA’s commitment to increase public awareness of climate change, its causes, consequences and how we tackle it.
Each 40-minute lecture is followed by a Q&A session chaired in recent years by a well-known presenter of current affairs, Dr John Bowman.
The EPA, as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action, will host a public lecture, in partnership with Cork City Council, at the Millennium Hall, Cork City on Wed 26th Oct (7:00 PM).
For further details and registration, please see EPA's Conferences & Events
The first of two lectures for 2022 took place on 28 April 2022 when Dr Anthony Leiserowitz of Yale University addressed an in-person and virtual audience with his presentation on the role of the public, consumers and political will as an enabler of climate actions.
In 2021 two lectures were held virtually so as to be in line with the government health guidelines because of the Covid-19 pandemic. February saw Dr Kirsten Dunlop of Climate-KIC speak to us about how finance can enable a climate-neutral economy and society. And in November Prof. Michael Mann joined us to talk about urgency and agency in the battle to avert a climate crisis, which is in line with his recently published book, "The New Climate War".
In February 2020, Dr Artur Runge-Metzger, the Director at the Directorate General of Climate Action in the EU spoke about the European Green Deal which frames Member States’ contributions in the context of a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.
In November 2018 the guest lecturer was Prof. Hugh Montgomery who delivered a presentation on climate change and health impacts.
In 2010 we were honoured to have President Mary Robinson as a guest speaker addressing the reshaping of the debate on climate change.
Previous lectures can be viewed on the EPA's YouTube channel.