IDE Working Parties

We at IDE are preparing for the year ahead and looking for ways to get you involved. Becoming active in climate change can seem overwhelming - we have created different groups that you can select to take part in.

These several working sub-groups at IDE covering different aspects of healthcare and climate change and include. 

- Direct Action group
- Divestment from Fossil Fuel
- Inclusion of Climate Change in the Medical Curriculum
- Green Medical conference group
- Sustainable Diet in Healthcare Facilities
- Healthcare Waste
- Green prescribing

IDE presents Environmental Protection Agency

Mr Johnathan Derham on behalf of EPA will be speaking to the public on the current and emerging challenges for the environment and health nexus.


Fintan Gunne Theatre, Catherine McAuley Centre

21 Nelson Street 



Wed, 27 February 2019

19:00 – 21:00 GMT

Food as Medicine- Evidence based guide to plant based nutrition

March 9th 2019

An event being held by our recent associates -

“Plant Based Doctors Ireland invite you to Irelands first medical conference exploring the exciting possibilities of plant based nutrition to not only prevent but to treat and reverse common chronic diseases.”

Tickets available at -

This legal action taken by Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) is the first case in Ireland in which citizens are seeking to hold their government accountable for its role in knowingly contributing to dangerous levels of climate change. Legislation is key to promoting action.


Climate Justice

December 5th

“Worried about climate change? Frustrated at the government's inaction? Eager to do something to get your elected representative to take #ClimateActionNow?”

Irish Doctors for the Environment present on Dec 5th -

Victor Branagan, (M.Sc. M.B.S.) the producer and presenter of Clearly Sustainable

Victor was the first speaker of many whom we plan to host in the coming months. He brought a unique perspective to the ways in which we think about climate change. 

He emphasized the importance of “systems thinking”, as well as “linear thinking”. What this means is that, in order to effectively tackle climate change, we must think not just about individual actions we can take, but we should learn to adapt to our environment as it changes. We look forward to our next speaker in the new year and hope you can join us.