Imagine: Climate Justice

Imagine: Climate Justice
Join Trócaire and imagine what a world with climate justice would look like.


7:00PM – 9:00PM

Accidental Theatre, 12-13 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast


Join Trócaire for a panel discussion where we imagine what a world with Climate Justice would look like. We will take a look at the current situation where many women, men and children in poor countries who have done the least to cause this crisis are suffering the most. We will see what these affected communities are doing in response, ask what policymakers can do to bring about climate justice and look a little closer to home to see how we can join in and take action.


  • Peter Heaney (Chair) – Head of Region – NI, Trócaire
  • Dr Amanda Slevin – Director, Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action at Queen’s University Belfast
  • David Ford – Chair, Jubilee Farm & Former MLA and Minister of Justice
  • Sinéad Loughran – Climate Justice Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Trócaire

Light refreshments will be served.

Peter Heaney, Trócaire’s Head of Region for Northern Ireland, will chair the discussion with members of the Trócaire policy team and Trócaire partners from our Climate Change portfolio. We will also feature some special guests from Northern Ireland to share their perspectives on the key challenges we face and what can be done to ensure we no longer have to imagine a world with climate justice.

We will be joined by Dr Amanda Slevin, Director of the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action at Queen’s University Belfast. Amanda is a social scientist, educator and researcher who researches, teaches and writes about some of the most pressing challenges facing our socio-ecological world. A co-founder of the multi-stakeholder Belfast Climate Commission, Amanda was the first Chairperson of Climate Coalition Northern Ireland (2020-22) and played a leadership role in NI’s largest movement for climate action, actively collaborating with cross-party, cross-community MLAs, legal experts, and civil society groups around the development and introduction of NI’s first Climate Change Act (2022).

David Ford is Chair of the Board for Jubilee Farm in Larne. Jubilee is a Christian creation care organisation, who define ‘creation care’ as environmental and agricultural stewardship that incorporates fairness and flourishing, welfare and wellbeing. They practice and promote care farming, community-supported agriculture (CSA), and conservation education and engagement, with people of all backgrounds and beliefs at Jubilee Farm, Northern Ireland’s first community-owned farm. David is also on the NI steering group of the Nature Friendly Farming Network. He brings his vast experience as a former MLA, Leader of the Alliance Party and Minster of Justice, an office he held between 2010-2016.

Sinéad Loughran, Climate Justice Policy and Advocacy Advisor at Trócaire, will join us to talk about what policymakers need to do to bring about climate justice. Tackling the structural causes of poverty and injustice is core to Trócaire’s approach to how we work. Trócaire’s Policy and Campaigns Team leads this work, engaging people across the island of Ireland to take action on issues of global injustice and working with our leaders and elected representatives to play an integral role in building a just and sustainable world. Sinéad will share her expertise and some insights from a recent trip to visit affected communities in Rwanda.We will also feature a video interview with Salome Mumba, Irrigation and Natural Resource Management Officer for Trócaire in Malawi who will be visited us in February 2024 to meet with our supporters and the public. She will speak about her work in Malawi and share reflections on her visit to Northern Ireland.

There will also be the opportunity to see a piece of solidarity art entitled ‘Threads for Corporate Justice’. Trócaire volunteers collaborated with Conflict Textiles to create this special textile as part of the campaign which calls for companies to be held to account for harming people and the planet. The textile has 12 panels which each reflect elements of the campaign that the volunteers felt strongly about, including indigenous communities being violently evicted off their land, the negative impacts of the fast fashion industry, and the power of global solidarity. This is the result of a series of four online workshops facilitated by Conflict Textiles which were held for Trócaire volunteers from across the island.

Event Partner: Trócaire


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