GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK - GEOWEEK
We hosted a conference on Thursday the 22nd of November in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford which brought geographers and policy makers together to discuss the goals.
This conference focused on establishing the links between government policy on the SDGs and geographic research and work of geographers in relation to the 17 goals. It will also examine the potential for geographers and those interested in geography to contribute to the future of The Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan.
Speakers on the day were:
Irene Cadogan - PRO of the GSI
Joe Gallagher - Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Tony Murphy - Ordnance Survey Ireland
Kevin McCormack - Central Statistics Office
Enda Murphy - UCD
Paul Hickey - Breadboard Labs
Anita McKeown - CoDesRes - UCD
Elaine Nevin - EcoUnesco
The presentations can be found below
GeoWeek 2018 - 19-25th November
This year our annual GeoWeek (Geography Awareness Week) focused on the role and potential of geography and geographers, academic and in practice, in delivering on the SDG's. We highlighted the geographic research already being done in relation to the 17 goals and the potential for geographers and those interested in geography in contributing in the future.
The Sustainable Development Goals aim to build on the Millennium Development Goals by creating a plan of action for the people, our planet and it's prosperity. There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which have been adopted by 193 UN member states. The goals are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.
The Irish government has developed a National Implementation Plan for the achievement of the SDGs which is centred on raising awareness, ensuring participation, supporting public contributions and aligning public policy and the GSI believe that geography has an important role to play.
Geography Across the Ages - 22nd Nov 4.30 -6.30pm
Come along to a Geography Meet Up November 22nd at DCU St Patrick's Campus for tea, cake, inspiration and networking with all those involved in Geography.
Event will include:
Short, 'teachmeet' style talks by teachers and lecturers across the education sectors. Resources, including those from the Geographical Association.
Click here for more info and to book
University College Dublin
Lecture - The UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by Prof Enda Murphy, University College Dublin
Monday 19th November
More details here.
Art, Climate Change and the Citizen-Scientist:
A Conversation with Kildare County’s Weather Observers, 19 November 2018, 4-5pm, Old Callan Building, South Campus, Maynooth University
With artist Martina O’Brien, Dr. Conor Murphy, ICARUS, Prof. Gerry Kearns and
Prof. Karen Till, Department of Geography, in collaboration with Kildare County Arts Council.
No Booking Necessary More details can be found here
Geography Seminar Series on Tuesday 20th November with an 11 o’clock seminar in the Rocque Lab by Jamie Hannaford (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), From drought research to decision-making: experiences from the UK
Thursday 22nd at 4pm, Rocque Lab
Lisa Orme a Physical Geography lecturer will speak about Atmospheric circulation over Europe and the North Atlantic during the last 5000 years.
Sustainability talk by Duncan Stewart
AGTI Galway Branch are hosting a talk by Duncan Stewart based on Sustainability for Geo Week. Event to be held in AC216, Geography Department, NUI Galway from 6-8pm on Wednesday 21/11/2018 Event is open to all.
Human security and international human rights law in the Mediterranean crisis by Dorothy Estrada-Tanck (University of Murcia, Spain)
Nov. 22nd at 4pm in Seminar Room 113, Discipline of Geography, NUI Galway
Trinity College Dublin
Guest speaker: Carmel Nolan, 'Sustainable Development Goal 5: To achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls'.
Tuesday 20th November, 6:30 pm, M4 - Museum Building.
More details here.
Where in the World?! An evening of geographical games, quizzes, and treats.
Thursday 22nd November, 7pm, GSSR-B - Musuem Building.
More details here.