Convergence Festival Event 20th October 19:30 Portershed, Eyre Square


Venue – Portershed, Eyre Square, Galway

Galway has a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of world cities, in leading not only in the fields of arts and culture but in the green transition to a low carbon future.
Convergence 2016 opens with the launch of the new Post Carbon Galway initiative, a recently established cross-sectoral project set up to accelerate local pathways to a low carbon Galway, aiming to work collaboratively to promote climate action, sustainable living, environmental protection and sustainable development.

We aim to unite local society behind an ambitious holistic vision that can only be achieved by a unity of purpose, in planning and creating a just, transition to a secure, flourishing, and authentically sustainable post-carbon Galway.

Galway’s recent success in achieving the 2020 European Capital of Culture, as well as the prestigious European Green Leaf award for Sustainable City in 2017, and the European Region of Gastronomy in 2018, highlight the many new opportunities to work in partnership across all sectors of the City and County, in setting a new vision for a more equitable, healthy and sustainable future for the region.

In the creation of a new sustainable era for Galway, the Post Carbon Galway collaboration acknowledges that transitioning to a more sustainable and community resilient culture and economy needs an all-inclusive partnership approach.
This evening event aims to champion the potential and synergies in creating this umbrella for local initiatives in which we reduce our carbon footprint and introduce new ways to educate and inspire our communities. Join us to hear more about how we can collectively respond to Climate Change and re-imagine a more equitable and sustainable world.

(Click the link below to book your free ticket, as places are limited to 100)

Everyone Welcome.

Draft Schedule
19.30 – Opening Ann Irwin PCG and Davie Philip Convergence
19.35 – Intro to Post Carbon Galway
19.45 – Short presentations introducing different initiatives for a Sustainable Galway
10 presentation 3 minutes each
20.15 – Surfacing synergies and connections
20.30 – Keynote from John Gibbons
20.50 – Final reflection from Dara Molloy,
21.00 – Music by Donal McConnon from My Fellow Sponges
21.30 – Close

For more information and booking contact;
PCG Project Coordinator Martina Finn – 087 2201972
E-mail – and for more information visit / /

Convergence Galway is brought to you with the support of:
Galway 2020, Galway City Community Network, The Ryan Institute and Insight NUI Galway, Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Transition Galway, Post Carbon Galway, Cultivate, Galway Healthy Cities, Galway City Partnership, An Taisce, Green Sod Landtrust, Third Space Galway.

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