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Bonus Episode - Dr. Val Cummins

Unlocking the potential of Ireland's oceans for renewable energy

Dr. Val Cummins, Operations and Projects Director at Simply Blue Energy Ireland and recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy Award at the SEAI Energy Awards 2022, speaks with Fergus Sharkey of the SEAI on her academic background and career, her work in floating offshore wind infrastructure and researching periwinkles.

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Season 4 out now!

Weekly from the 17th Aug to 21st Sept

In this series, our host Jim Scheer, Head of Data and Insights at SEAI, talks to some of Ireland’s leading climate visionaries about how they first connected to the urgency of climate action.

At our launch event, Jim spoke to Sharon Finegan, Director Office of Environmental Sustainability at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about bout climate resilience and the importance of an environmentally engaged society.

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Ep 1 - The Broadcaster

Liz Bonnin, Science, Wildlife and Natural History Broadcaster chats to host Jim Scheer about her career in the environmental space and climate anxiety. 

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Ep 2 - The Community Catalyst

Davie Philip, Community Resilience Manager talks to Jim about practical ways of engaging with climate action and about Ireland’s first ecovillage in Cloughjordan.

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Ep 3 - The Politician

Minister Eamon Ryan talks to Jim about how he first connected to the ugency of climate action and he shares his thoughts on what Ireland's future will look like.

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Ep 4 - The Educator

Rachel Dempsey, founder of Full Circle Change, talks to Jim about her vast experience in the climate space and supporting people to turn eco-anxiety to eco-resilience.

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Ep 5 - The Scientist

Professor John Sweeney, Emeritus Professor of Geography at the NUI Maynooth discusses the stark reality of the latest climate science, and Ireland’s energy and climate targets.

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Ep 6 - The Changemaker

Dr. Lorna Gold, Environmental Activist and Author talks to host Jim Scheer about mobilising faith communities and how we can scale up our climate action.

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