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Environment Ireland® Conference 2017

September 28, 2017
Croke Park Dublin, Ireland

Environment Ireland® is Ireland’s major environmental policy and management conference. Organised in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the conference is now in its 13th year.

Ireland’s environment in 2017

As Ireland moves towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions with the launch of the National Mitigation Plan, it is looking likely that Ireland will fail to meet the 2020 EU emission targets. These targets are hugely important as we aim to achieve a competitive, low carbon, climate-resilient and environmentally sustainable economy by 2050. This year’s conference programme reflects the current changing nature of the Irish and international environment, including a wider focus on the National Planning Framework, implementing the Water Framework Directive and working towards achieving a circular economy. It is important not only to hear the latest developments in policy, but also to discuss and put your questions to expert speakers during dedicated Q&A sessions. Ensure you don’t miss this opportunity to hear directly from those individuals and organisations shaping the future of Ireland’s environment on their priorities for delivering a cleaner, greener environment which supports sustainable economic growth.

View Environment Ireland Conference 2017 Programme

Key themes for 2017

  • Policy update and round table: How will Brexit impact the environment on the island of Ireland?
  • Climate change
  • Water
  • Planning and community engagement
  • Resource efficiency and circular economy
  • Ireland’s environment: Health and wellbeing

Speakers include:

  • Denis Naughten, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  • Laura Burke, Director-General, EPA
  • Dr Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf, Senior Fellow, Ecologic Institute, Berlin
  • Romain Pardo, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
  • Iseult Ward, CEO, FoodCloud
  • Alexander Teytelboym, Research Fellow, INET, University of Oxford
  • David Small, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Environment Agency
  • Averil Power, Chief Executive,Asthma Society
  • Oisín Coghlan, Director, Friends of the Earth Ireland
  • Matt Shortt, Project Leader, LAWCO (Local Authorities Water and Communities Office)
  • Claire Downey, National Network Coordinator, Community Reuse Network Ireland
  • Peter Hynes, Chief Executive, Mayo County Council
  • Viviane Gravey, Lecturer in European Politics, Queen’s University Belfast