Left Out in the Cold: A webinar on energy poverty and energy pollution

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Energy poverty reached a new high in Ireland this year at 29% of households. Energy prices have skyrocketed leaving those most vulnerable to price increases to bear the brunt - the elderly, single parents, Travellers, disabled people, and tenants of all types in substandard accommodation.

Meanwhile, residential property contributes to 11% of our greenhouse gas emissions with poorer insulated housing requiring more fossil fuels to heat. 

During this webinar we'll ask who benefits from this current setup and how we can reduce emissions in a faster and fairer way so no one is left behind. Can we simultaneously reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lessen energy poverty through retrofitting? Can we guarantee warm homes for all?

Join us on Zoom on Monday 4th September from 7pm where we will be discussing the impacts of energy poverty and solutions to these crises. With a mix of activists and practitioners we will dig into the human impacts of this issue and what decision-makers can do to solve it, particularly in the run-up to Budget 2024.

Speakers will include Alejandro Criado of CATU, Dr James Casey, from Independent Living Movement Ireland and a speaker from the Ballyfermot Traveller Action Project. 

As a follow-up to this talk, we will be organising a workshop for participants - stay tuned for more info!


Please note: We may wish to take photographs or screenshots during the webinar to document the event - if you are not comfortable with this please keep your camera off.


Presented as part of our 2023 Learning Hub series, funded through Irish Aid