UCC had a strong representation at the 26th
Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, ENVIRON 2016, held in Limerick, Ireland 22-24 March. The ENVIRON colloquium is one of Ireland’s largest and longest running gatherings of researchers engaging with environmental issues. Over 300 delegates attend this leading event every year. In addition, the interdisciplinary nature of the colloquium and its associated workshops help to foster cross-disciplinary, interactive, knowledge transfer between scientists, engineers, industry members and policy makers.
The UCC team contributions on the ENTRUST project comprised two oral presentations and a poster presentation. On day 2, Breffní Lennon gave a talk titled ‘Examining the New Energy Paradigm: Ireland, the Energy Transition and the Wider European Experience’
within the energy section of the conference. On the following day Christine Gaffney spoke on ‘Engaging Communities for the Sustainable Energy Transition’
within a section on Environmental Policy, Communication and Socioeconomics. Considerable discussion was generated with each paper, with delegates from across various disciplines, along with industry representatives, engaging with the presenters and the themes explored in each presentation. A poster presentation outlining the key themes of the ENTRUST project was also submitted to the colloquium, with delegates giving very positive feedback to UCC’s ENTRUST team.
Further information about ENVIRON 2016 can be found at www.environ2016.org