Events and Recordings
Welcome to our events and recordings page!
We regularly host information talks, webinars and events on a range of topics. Check out some of our recent events below, and watch this space for upcoming events.
Environmental Rights Webinar Series
Our annual ‘Know your rights’ webinar series examines why environmental rights matter and how individuals and organisations can benefit from exercising these rights.
The three part series focuses on the three pillars of the Aarhus Convention which is an international agreement that gives people the right to access information about the environment.
Pillar 1: Access to Information on the Environment
The first in our three-part webinar series, featuring presentations from Niall Sargent (Investigative Reporter) and Eoin Brady (Environmental Lawyer) focuses on Access to Information on the Environment, how to request information, the type of information that can be requested and what to do if your request is refused.
Pillar 2: Public partipation in environmental decision-making
The second in our three-part webinar series, featuring presentations from Dr. Alison Hough BL (TUS Midlands and EJNI) and Dr. Mary Dobbs (Maynooth University) focuses on the critical importance of public participation in achieving climate justice. It asks what public participation means, what participation can look like, different ways of participating (eg public consultations, campaigning, lobbying) at the national level down to the local, and relevant case law for public participation in the Irish context.
Pillar 3: Access to Justice
The third and final the series focuses on access to the law in environmental matters and climate litigation. With presentations by Ida Edling of the Swedish Aurora Climate Case and Gavin Elliott of Community Law & Mediation.
- Community Law & Mediation’s Guide to the Aarhus Convention
- Webinar on Energy Poverty in Ireland
- Webinar on the development of a national Clean Air Strategy
- Webinar on Know Your Environmental Rights – at the Local Level
- Webinar on Climate Justice in Ireland
- Joint Statement on Energy Poverty
- Joint letter with JFCJ on affordability of active travel
- Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss
- Open letter on Just Transition Alliance
- Year One in Review – First Year of the CEJ
- Year Two in Review – Second Year of the CEJ
Launch of ‘Environmental Justice in Ireland: Key dimensions of environmental and climate injustice experienced by vulnerable and marginalised communities’
Launch of Community Law & Mediation’s Guides to taking employment equality and equal status cases
On Wednesday 5th May 2021, Minister Roderic O’Gorman joined us to launch our new guides to taking Employment Equality and Equal Status cases. We were also joined for a panel discussion by Senator Eileen Flynn, Suzy Byrne of the National Advocacy Service, Reuben Hambakachere of Cultur Migrants Centre and Jane O’Sullivan of Community Law & Mediation.
Launch of CLM’s Centre for Environmental Justice
Community Law & Mediation was joined by Mary Robinson to launch its new Centre for Environmental Justice on Thursday 11th February 2021.
Celebrating Community Law & Mediation’s 45th Anniversary
Community Law & Mediation (CLM) celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2020, a year which saw the organisation undergo a significant transformation to meet the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, while also embarking on new projects, with the establishment of a Centre for Environmental Justice.
We were delighted to be joined by Justice Colin Daly, Ursula O’Hare of the Law Centre NI and Sean Canning of Camden Community Law Centre (London) to celebrate CLM’s 45th anniversary. There was much discussion about the achievements and challenges for community law centres in each of our jurisdictions.