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CCAT 2021: Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practice Across Borders 2021 – 19th to 21st Oct. 2021

October 19 - October 21

Following the success of our first CCAT cross border event in 2020, the CCAT team are delighted to announce our second virtual networking and knowledge exchange event, Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT): Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practice across borders 2021, planned for October 19th, 20th and 21st 2021 in the mornings. As we explored in our event last year, coastal communities are forefront of the impacts of climate change, adaptation, resilience and associated coastal management decisions and planning.

Through the Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT) project, we have been working to support coastal communities in Pembrokeshire (Wales) and Fingal (Dublin) to understand the impact of climate change, and how it might impact their local communities.

Drawing on feedback from our first event, we recognise that there are more conversations to be had – opportunities remain to learn from what others are doing, and to build on existing best practice in policy and management, for both coastal management and climate change. Through this second virtual event, co-organised by Cardiff University and the wider CCAT team, we will bring together a diverse range of practitioners and academics, with expertise in policymaking, coastal management, climate change adaptation, community engagement and more.  Over the course of the event, we will welcome speakers presenting on a wide range of topics including examples from case studies; reflections from communities currently experiencing the impacts of climate change; community-scale initiatives, and community engagement in coastal management and climate adaptation; nature-based solutions; the role of technology within climate change adaptation and resilience; and finally, we will showcase some of the work coming from the CCAT project.

Programme  English / Welsh 

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Day 1: October 19th – Climate Change on the Coast

Chair (Emma McKinley)

10:00     Welcome

10:10     Welcome from Pembrokeshire County Council – Cllr Josh Benyon, Pembrokeshire County Council

10:20     Introduction to CCAT – Karen Foley, University College Dublin

10:30     ‘Coastal Erosion and Climate Change – Guidance for Policymakers, Planners and Stakeholders’ –
Professor Robin McInnes, Coastal & Geotechnical Services

11:00     Climate Ireland – James Fitton, University College Cork/MaREI

11:20     Break

11:30    Climate Cymru Ize Adava

11:50     Climate Adaptation and Nature Conservation at the German North Sea Coast – Cormac Walsh, Independent Researcher and Consultant

12:10     Fairbourne Moving Forward – Huw Williams –YGC

12:30     Discussion session

12:55     Closing comments and event ends at 1pm


Day 2: October 20th – Climate Change Education and Youth Voices

Chair (Emma McKinley)

10:00     Welcome

10:05     CCAT animation presentation

10:15     Hear Our Voice: 7-18-year-olds and the climate emergency – Verity Jones – University of West of England

10:35    Dublin Bay Biosphere – Dean Eaton

10:50    Climate anxiety in children and young people – Catriona Mellor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist,
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

11:10  Resilient sandy shores & the ReAShore project – Professor Kathelijne Wijnberg, University of Twente

11:30     Break

11:40     Coasts and Climate Change Integrating with The New Welsh Curriculum 2022
Gwyn Nelson, Wales Coastal Monitoring Centre

11:55     Climate Activism – Saoirse Exton, Equality Officer for ISSU

12:05   Climate Change and Youth Speakers across the Irish Sea

  • St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Co. Dublin
  • Ysgol Bro Gwaun, Fishguard, Wales
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Youth Rangers

12:35     Discussion session

12:55     Closing Comments and event ends at 1pm


Day 3: October 21st – Engaging Communities on Climate Change

Chair (Emma McKinley)

10:00     Welcome – Jean-Francois Dulong, Wales Coastal Group Forum Chair

10:10     CCAT presentation – NRW project – Alex Cameron-Smith, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum

10:25     Eco-engineering: addressing climate change at the local beachEcostructure
Ruth Callaway, Swansea University

10:45     Pembroke Dock Marine – Tim James, Port of Milford Haven

11:05    Nature-Based Solutions Hans Visser, Biodiversity Officer, Fingal County Council                 

11:20     Break

11:30    Future-oriented and sustainable
communities: visions and actionable strategies – Alexandra Revez, University College Cork / SECAD

11:50    Coastal Climate Adaptation in Ireland: a Policy Review –  Fernanda Stori, CCAT/University College Cork/MaREI

12:10     LIVE EcoMuseum Lucy Taylor, University College Cork

12:30     Discussion Session

12:55     Closing Comments and event ends at 1pm


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Details

Start:
October 19
End:
October 21

Venue

online

Organiser

CCAT