Climate Champions

About the Project

The Climate Champions project aims to empower and equip members of the local community and voluntary groups with the skills and knowledge to become empowered climate action and biodiversity changemakers in their own communities.

The Climate Champions project provides biodiversity-focused communities at the local and national level with the means and tools to educate and build themselves as champions in the fight against climate change . climate change. In this way, they contribute to achieving 6 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

By participating in the project, community members and volunteers will gain additional knowledge and skills to implement effective actions in their fight against climate change.

The main results of the project will be:

01 – EMPOWERING BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS COURSE

This resource will up-skill community champions to be positioned to create immediate social impact. A single Champion can create a ripple effect of biodiverse & climate change actions.

02 – COMMUNITIES IN ACTION: COMPENDIUM OF BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE BEST PRACTICES

30 case studies collected from biodiversity and climate action changemaker’s at the community level throughout Europe, will consolidate sources of information in one place.

03 – THEORY OF CHANGE TOOLKIT for COMMUNITIES

Will equip participants to lead their community group through series of climate change and biodiversity specific steps to define long term goals, identify measurable indicators of success, and then work back to formulate actions and the ‘mini-steps” that must be taken to achieve those goals.

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Sustainability and Bioeconomy Specialist

Mark is Momentum’s specialist in Sustainability and Bio-economy with an interest in the food sector, the natural environment, and how regenerative practices can benefit communities.  Believing that many small steps can make a big difference, Mark works on projects that provide accessible educational resources to small businesses and communities.

With a degree in Natural Science from Trinity College Dublin and a post-graduate diploma from University College Dublin in Design Thinking for Sustainability, Mark combines his science and environmental policy background with his skills in user-centred design to create impactful solutions for the projects he works on. Outside the office, Mark spends a lot of time outdoors racing and coaching sailing.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markpbolger/

Email: mark@momentumconsulting.ie