Dr. Cara Augustenborg

Environmental Scientist

Dr. Cara Augustenborg is an environmental scientist by training and a media pundit by passion.

She currently lectures in Climate Change and Environment at University College Dublin and Corporate Environmentalism in International Business Management at National College of Ireland; works as Head of Science, Communications & Fundraising for Friends of the Earth Ireland; and serves as Chairperson of Friends of the Earth Europe.

Cara was appointed by Minister Denis Naughten as an advisor to Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency in 2016 and to the first National Dialogue on Climate Action in 2017. She also serves as an advisor to Cool Planet Experience’s Climate Champion programme and was the first person in Ireland to join Al Gore’s Climate Reality Programme in 2013.


15. Plastic Oceans & The Big Gig! The Riptide Movement & friends

St. Patrick's Church

Nothing is more precious or fragile than our environment and right now our seas are under severe threat from plastic. What can we do about it? Sophie Darlington (David Attenborough’s cinematographer), Cara Augustenborg (environmental scientist), Victor Mallet (FT journalist and author of Ganges River of Life, River of Death) and Gerry Foley ( broadcast journalist with […]