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ESRC Festival of Social Science 2020: Exploring the impact of climate change in coastal communities in Ireland and Wales

9th November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Festival of Social Science

For communities across the coast, coastal management and the growing need to adapt to climate change are central to their future. The Irish Sea and its coastal communities across Ireland and Wales are directly impacted by climate change. Through the Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT) project, a multi-partner project, we are working to support coastal communities in Pembrokeshire (Wales) and Fingal (Ireland) to understand the impact of climate change, and how it might impact their local communities.

This event showcased the work being done through CCAT, including presentations on community perceptions and attitudes towards climate change and the implications of this for adaptation, a showcase of the suite of educational resources, including an interactive online climate change game, an animation on climate change adaptation for our Irish case study community, as well as the use of innovative technologies (such as geodesign and virtual reality) as a way of increasing awareness, understanding and capacity to adapt to climate change.

The event highlighted the importance of understanding coastal community perceptions of climate change, and how this influences the idea of climate citizenship. The event also explored the role of decision makers and local community members through our interactive climate change online card game.

Event recording

Date: 9th Nov. 2020
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Location: online



9th November 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm