7th Annual NERI Dónal Nevin Lecture

22 November 2019

The Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) are delighted to announce that Dr Lorna Gold, Project Coordinator, Laudato Sí, Trócaire will be the guest speaker at this year's Annual Dónal Nevin Lecture.

The details are as follows:

Title: "No economy on a dead planet - can the climate crisis help accelerate a just transition?"

Speaker:  Dr Lorna Gold, Project Coordiator, Laudato Sí, Trócaire

Respondent:  Dr Donal de Buitléir, Acting Director General, The Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA)

Date:  Friday 22nd November, 2019

Time:  Registration at 10:30.  The lecture will run from 11:00 -12:45 and will be followed by lunch

Venue:  Royal Irish Academy (RIA), 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Details of Lecture:

To follow

Short biography for Lorna Gold:

Dr Lorna Gold is a well-known academic and climate activist working in Ireland. She has worked with Trócaire, the Irish Catholic Development Agency for almost twenty years in the areas of policy, advocacy and research. She writes and speaks extensively on issues of climate justice, in particular, the challenge of inter-generational justice and the links between climate and faith. She holds a PhD in Economic Geography from the University of Glasgow where she researched the origins of the ‘sharing economy’. She currently lectures in Applied Social Studies at Maynooth University. She is vice-chair of the Global Catholic Climate Movement and on the government advisory group on the National Climate Dialogue. Her most recent book Climate Generation – Awakening to our Children’s Future tells her personal story of waking up to the climate crisis and has been described by Naomi Klein as ‘an anguished journey into the heart of the climate crisis’.

Short biography for respondent:

Dr Donal de Buitléir has been appointed as Acting Director General of the Institute of International and European Affairs, effective from January 1st 2019. Donal is Chairman of the Low Pay Commission. He was a Board Member of the Health Services Executive 2005-09. Previously he worked in AIB Group and in the Irish public service. He was Secretary to the Commission on Taxation 1980-85. He was a member of a number of Government reviews in the areas of local government reform, integration of tax and welfare, business regulation, health funding and higher education. He is an Eisenhower Fellow.


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Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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