Rural jobs are facing a number of obstacles. Those based on extractive industries – mining (coal, metal, diamonds etc), oil, even peat moss – are facing pressures to adapt to mitigate climate change risks. For farmers, low-cost, high-production demands have jeopardized the balance of ecosystems in which they work. This is more than an economic struggle. Issues of identity and purpose are tied up on the transition too.
Join us for a conversation with U.S. Fellow Brandon Dennison of Coalfield Development and Irish Fellow, Brendan Dunford of Burren Farming for Conservation, on how can we tap into rural communities’ unique assets and culture to build a fair and vibrant economy as we transition to cleaner energy and better land conservation.
(This is a Fellow Only event. All global Fellows welcome!)