Community, Climate and Environment, Research
Role of Project:
Design and Communications, Engagement and Consultation, Research & Mapping
COP ON The Festival 2022, was an inaugural climate action event developed and hosted by Concern and Happenings. The COP ON festival was designed to stimulate discussion and inspire concrete climate action for realistic and sustained change, in response to COP 27. Connect the Dots were contracted by Concern to design and carry out a series of research tasks and workshops as part of the COP ON festival to examine the barriers to people taking climate action. This included how we might overcome the barriers along with the co-creation of a series of recommendations on the issue to be taken to COP 27 by Concern’s Youth Climate Ambassador in November 2022.
Our initial research and engagement indicated that a hyperlocal approach to climate action would be more effective than our current approach. We designed and conducted a key stakeholder workshop, bringing together with the aim of understanding what would it take to make Dublin 7 the first climate-neutral postcode in Dublin?
Our process included:
- INFORMATION GATHERING
- REPORT AND FINDINGS
- WORKSHOP DESIGN AND DELIVERY
Outcomes of the Project
- Strategically designed co-creation of events
- An engaged and motivated Dublin 7 local taskforce
- Recommendations for supporting citizens’ climate priorities