The Climate Gathering is an ambitious initiative to accelerate a transformation in how we approach the challenges of stabilising the climate and sustaining prosperity in the face of environmental limits. Through a series of gatherings in Ireland, it will create an interdisciplinary network of political, business, scientific and cultural leaders who are impatient for progress and who recognise that political and cultural fears are the greatest obstacle to such a change. An initial gathering of the core network took place over four days in February 2013 in a unique location in the west of Ireland. The work started in the Burren is continuing in a number of forms, including a gathering in Dublin in June 2013, co-hosted with the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament.The project is an initiative of Green Foundation Ireland and is supported by the Tony Ryan Trust.