Building Bridges: Exploring transboundary environmental justice in Ireland
Derry / Londonderry / Doire 29.11.19
In November 2019 the first EJNI workshop ‘Building Bridges: Exploring transboundary environmental justice in Ireland’ took place in Derry/Londonderry/Doire. The workshop was hosted in the Playhouse Theatre and was attended by participants from across the island of Ireland who contributed to a wide-ranging and inspiring group discussion. We also welcomed speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds:
Anurag Deb (KRW Law) discussed ESPOO, human rights and the frameworks for environmental justice in Ireland. Anurag’s full paper is available here.
Trish Murphy from Coastwatch gave a presentation on Biodiversity, Brexit and the Border with a focus on Lough Foyle.
Vincent Lusby highlighted some of the critical issues associated with cross-border ammonia pollution in his presentation ‘Clearing the Air on the Trans-frontier Ammonia Carousel’.
Dr Alison Hough highlighted the potential of the Good Friday Agreement to enhance post-Brexit Environmental Governance on the island of Ireland, her presentation is available here.
The Loughs Agency as a mode for transboundary environmental governance was focused on in a presentation by its Director, John McCartney.
Fidelma O’Kane from Save our Sperrins discussed the need for cross-border cooperation in relation to international mining, her presentation is available here.