Climate Justice Week

Climate justice views the climate crisis through a human rights lens. It recognises that climate change affects people unequally, and that it is those who are most vulnerable and least responsible for climate change, that suffer its gravest consequences. To seek climate justice is to seek justice for all. It means working to make meaningful progress to protect everyone - at the local-level and beyond.


The DCU Centre for Climate and Society is holding a Climate Justice Week on 20-24 March 2023 as the theme for the DCU Students' Union 2023 Green Week. The week was organised by Centre postdoctoral researcher Dr Brenda McNally with the support of the DCU Sustainability Team and Centre PhD candidates: Asma Yaqoob, Jack Campbell, Maeve Howe, Muhammad Sayyam Afazal, Rabia Qusien, and Sukanya Shukla. 


All are welcome to join activities being held throughout the week, to explore issues of climate justice and learn about community initiatives that work to provide more equitable and inclusive responses to the climate crisis. 


Climate Justice Week Programme 



Picturing Climate Justice: Centre for Climate and Society (CCS) Photography Exhibition

This exhibition depicts the devastating impacts of climate change in Ireland and abroad as well as highlighting community initiatives that work to provide more equitable and inclusive responses.

  • Beside the Rainbow Walkway, Glasnevin Campus;
  • On screens, Glasnevin and St. Patrick’s Campuses

Students’ Union Climate Change, Biodiversity and Justice Wall 

Have your say on what the climate and biodiversity crisis means to you and what we can do about climate justice.

Students’ Union Offices, Glasnevin and St. Patrick’s Campuses





Climate Justice in Research and Practice: Three cases from India and Pakistan

Joint CCS and Ireland India Institute research seminar exploring how extreme weather events disproportionately affect marginalised communities, such as farmers and low-income households, who have limited resources to cope with the social and environmental impacts these disasters cause.

Room C124, Henry Grattan Building, Glasnevin Campus 12.00 - 1.00pm

Losing Alaska

Film and Talk with Film Director Tom Burke and Professor Pat Brereton

Room CG86, Henry Grattan Building, Glasnevin Campus 4.30pm





Snakes & Climate Justice Ladders Game: GOAL      

Students' Union, St. Patrick's Campus 10.30am - 12.30pm

Walking towards inclusion for the Traveller Community in Finglas

CCS Guest Lecture by Winnie McDonagh & Doireann Crosson, Primary Health Care for Travellers Project, Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre

Room X101, Lonsdale Building, Glasnevin Campus 12.00 - 1.00pm
Students’ Union Bike Clinic

Foyer, AGOO, Albert College, Glasnevin Campus

12.30 – 4.00pm

Bombay/ Mumbai through the lens of time

A photographic journey by photojournalist Ritesh Uttamchandani, followed by a conversation with journalist and DCU PhD candidate Priyanka Borpujari.

A joint Centre for Climate and Society and Ireland India Institute event.

Room C115, Henry Grattan Building, Glasnevin Campus 6.00pm





March towards a sustainable future at the Climate Activism Workshop

Join us for a Q&A with Climate Activists who will share their stories about how they got involved with Climate Activism and what it means for them

The Hive, Glasnevin Campus

1.00 – 2.00pm

Students’ Union Bike Clinic

Undercroft/F Block, St. Patrick’s Campus

12.00 - 3.00pm





Reusable Coffee Cup Campaign

€1 for coffee when you use your own cup at Trispace

All campuses All day

Climate Justice Fair

Curious about climate justice? Want to know more about climate activism? Come along to the Climate Justice Fair, where we’ll have NGOs, civil society organisations and community groups on hand to talk about their projects and experiences of working on climate action.

The Street, U Building, Glasnevin Campus

10.00 - 2.00pm

#Connected2: Climate and Food Systems

An interactive photo exhibit by young people from Ethiopia, Honduras, Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Ireland. The exhibit emphasises the ways in which all people and communities are #Connected2 each other through experiences of climate change and global food systems and invites the participant to contribute a photo to describe how they are connected to the topic.

U Building, Students Union Registry, 1st Floor, Glasnevin Campus

10.00 - 2.00pm

Access Society Swap Shop

  • The Street, U Building, Glasnevin Campus;
  • St. Patrick’s Campus
4.00 - 6.00pm





CCS Climate Justice Transition Year Project

Schools visit Picturing Climate Justice Photography Exhibition

Beside the Rainbow Walkway, Glasnevin Campus

All day

#Connected2: Climate and Food Systems (TBC)

The Hive, U Building, Glasnevin Campus