Pádraic Fogarty – Managing Director, Openfield Ecological Services. Campaign Officer, Irish Wildlife Trust

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    • Pádraic Fogarty – Managing Director, Openfield Ecological Services. Campaign Officer, Irish Wildlife Trust's presentations

    Pádraic Fogarty is an ecologist and environmental scientist. He has served as chairman of the Irish Wildlife Trust, an environmental charity, and is currently their campaign officer and (until recently) editor of ‘Irish Wildlife’ magazine. He is author of ‘Whittled Away – Ireland’s Vanishing Nature’, which was published in 2017.

    Presentation Title: Sustainability is dead

    Synopsis: ‘Sustainability’ has failed to reverse the decline of the natural world – the life support system upon which humanity depends. More often, it is a meaningless marketing tool which serves as a fig leaf for business as usual while the word itself has lost all meaning. We need a fresh recognition of the environmental problems we face in Ireland, with new vocabulary and new systems to address them.

 

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