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FameLab International 2021 Online Final

FameLab is a global science communication competition designed to inspire, motivate and develop young scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and stakeholders.

The pressure is on as the ten finalists must now prepare a fresh new talk to wow the judges: Ireland’s own sustainability specialist Tara Shine, maths broadcaster Rogério Ferreira Martins and journalist Julia Wheeler.

Explorer, Lifestyle

Dublin Climate Action Week

Dr Tara Shine took part in this years Dublin Action Climate Week which took place from the 13th-19th of September 2021 and was organised by the four Dublin Local Authorities, the Dublin Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) and Dublin’s Energy Agency Codema. Dublin Climate Action Week was a one-week programme of online and in-person events which aimed to inspire, share knowledge and highlight best practice on climate action, as we work towards creating a healthier, more sustainable Dublin.


Earth Day: Hopes for COP26

As we celebrate Earth Day and inch ever closer to the pivotal COP26 UN climate summit, 17 world renowned scientists, guardians, leaders, pioneers, activists, adventurers and ambassadors, share with Race to Zero their hopes for its long anticipated outcome.

Author, Lifestyle, Tips

Earth Day in a Time of COVID by Dr. Tara Shine

One year ago my first book, How to Save Your Planet One Object At a Time was published on Earth Day (22 April 2020). As is natural for any first time author, I was excited to share my book with the world and see physical copies of it on shelves in bookshops and in people’s hands. I imagined signing copies and having a book launch. But it wasn’t to be. The Pandemic drove my book launch online and I had to wait months to see my book in the shops. It was not as I imagined, but nevertheless people supported my book and spread the word and found that locked down in their homes the messages in my book were more relevant than ever.

Author, Lifestyle, News, Reviews, Tips

Business and Climate Justice: Putting People at the Centre of Climate Action

Climate change is affecting us all, but the most severe impacts are being felt by the most vulnerable people, who contribute least to the causes of the problem. Existing inequities – due to factors such as gender, race and income – exacerbate the risks to people’s lives and livelihoods. Inequity also affects people’s capacity and opportunity to participate in the transition to a green economy.

Author, Explorer, Lifestyle, Tips, Travel

ONE PLANET How to Save the Planet – In conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, Tara Shine and Anna Kernahan

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland this November, the NI Science Festival is honoured to present an inter-generational conversation on the key issues facing the planet and what we need to do to influence policy makers and the public in this crucial year.

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