If the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill is passed, Ireland will be the first country to ban investment of public money into the fossil fuel industry, says Trócaire director.
In the current climate of mistrust, Focolare's message of dialogue and unity has a vital role to play in forging "bonds of understanding" between people says Focolare Co-director.
Professor John Fitzgerald, chair of the advisory committee to the Government on the environment, will address the conference on ‘Ecology and Economics’.
"When history records the actions we take or fail to take at this our moment of truth, we will not have the excuse that we did not understand, that we did not know."
Trócaire's conference 'Meeting the Challenge of Climate Justice' will examine how all sectors of Irish society can contribute towards building a low carbon future.