Peter Froggatt Centre Room 02/026, Queen’s University
25th March: 6.00pm – 9.00pm (doors 5.30pm)
What are the visions different people and groups have for making Belfast and Northern Ireland greener and more sustainable?
How do environmental or energy perspectives on these possible futures relate to social and economic issues such as inequality, joblessness or continuing paramilitary coercive control over communities? Are environmental issues simply too far away from the lived experiences and aspirations for ordinary citizens to be part of their visions for a better future? Can emerging ideas around a ‘just transition’ for example, whereby energy and sustainability transformations are linked to decent jobs and addressing pressing social issues such as fuel poverty create a possible agreed vision for a more sustainable Belfast? What other ideas are there that should be considered?
This event will offer a space for different groups, organisations and citizens to air, discuss and debate different views on what a sustainable Belfast should look like. So come along, listen, debate and offer your views!