Ireland and Wales – Towards Blue Solutions
Bangor University will host an online workshop fostering Irish and Welsh collaboration on issues relating to climate change, resilience and the blue economy.
The event, which is due to take place on Wednesday the 9th of March, will look at understanding perceptions of climate change and impacts on the Irish Sea. The workshop will explore how climate change impacts on the Irish Sea and how this is linked to human health and wellbeing, while also focusing on themes including sustainable aquaculture, fisheries, ecosystem services, marine renewable energy and tourism.
The online workshop will bring together representatives from Irish and Welsh academia, industry, communities, and government. The workshop will look to assess the sustained future cooperation across sectors with a focus on blue economy, whilst ensuring sustainability and resilience in the face of clime change and pollution. The workshop will do this by exploring five key areas:
- Future areas of collaboration.
- Knowledge gaps.
- Industry perspective and needs.
- Policy perspective and needs.
- Research needs.
The workshop will foster cooperation on the above areas in line with the principles set out in the Ireland Wales Joint Statement and Action Plan. The workshop also promises to broaden its scope to discussing collaborations and partnerships to include organisations in the other nations and regions bordering the Irish Sea, including Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.
Results from existing Ireland Wales INTERREG projects will be highlighted with the intention to foster new connections for collaborative work, particularly around sustainability, specifically sustainability in regard to energy, environment and food. The workshop will look to embed these areas of sustainability and resilience in the context of climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the Wales Well-being for Future Generations Act.
For more information and to register for the event click here: Sustainable and Resilient Irish Sea Resources: Towards Blue Solutions Tickets, Wed 9 Mar 2022 at 09:00 | Eventbrite