Corrymeela Events


Climate Conference 19 Sept 2024

19 Sep 2024
Corrymeela Ballycastle


A conference at Corrymeela, Ballycastle on 19 September 2024

Arrival and registration 9.30am with conference closing at 5pm.


Marking the 2024 Season of Creation, Corrymeela is delighted to invite those wishing to attend to register for this one–day conference organised by members of our Climate Justice Group. With expert speakers and small group discussion leaders, we will explore how the climate crisis intersects with issues of justice and peace, and how we can act together to bring about change.

The conference will be of interest to all who are concerned about issues of climate justice and in working together to find solutions.

If you wish to attend, please register by 6 September 2024.  Places are limited so early registration is advised. Attendance is free, although donations from attendees on the day will be welcome. Lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments, will be provided.

The conference is supported in part by a grant from Apex Housing Association. 

About our Keynote speakers:

 Martin Palmer is a theologian, writer, broadcaster and environmentalist. He is Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and has worked with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature. He is Founding President of FaithInvest which helps faith organisations to invest in line with their values, for the benefit of people and planet.

 Rick Battarbee is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Change at University College London. He is a freshwater ecologist and specialises in lake sediments, the impact of nutrient pollution and climate change on lake ecosystems. His research career began at Ballyronan on Lough Neagh in the late ‘60s. Pollution on the Lough was an issue then too. Rick is involved in local environmental action in his native Yorkshire, including a citizen science project to measure water pollution on the River Wharfe.

John Barry is Professor ofGreen PoliticalEconomy and co–director of the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action at Queen’s University, Belfast. He is also co–chair of the Belfast Climate Commission.

Other contributors will include:

Rosamond Bennett is CEO of Christian Aid Ireland. She is also chair of Dochas and is very interested in women’s empowerment , particularly in the area of peacebuilding.

Stéphanie Heckman is a member of the Corrymeela Community and an independent graphic recorder and illustrator, who has created graphic recordings of UN Climate negotiations.

Dr Réamaí Mathers  is aCo. Antrim farmer and head of Aspen Consultants,providing ecological consultancy and community planning advice throughout the island of Ireland.


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