The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D., has announced the appointment of Ms Elaine Nevin as Chairperson of the National Dialogue on Climate Action Advisory Group. Ms. Nevin has been the National Director of ECO-UNESCO Ireland since 2002. She has overseen the development and growth of ECO-UNESCO as one of Ireland’s lead organisations in environmental education, sustainable development and environmental youth work.

Minister Naughten said: “I am extremely pleased to announce that Ms Elaine Nevin has agreed to my invitation to accept the role as Chair of the National Dialogue on Climate Action Advisory Group. Elaine brings many years of experience in public engagement on environmental issues, particularly with young people, to her new role. I am confident she will make a significant contribution to ensuring the Advisory Group provides the best possible advice on the implementation of the National Dialogue.”

Ms Nevin commented: “I am delighted to accept the role of Chairperson of the Advisory Group to the National Dialogue on Climate Action. The Dialogue represents a significant opportunity to engage with society on how best we can work together to address the defining challenge of our generation. I look forward to working with the Advisory Group to ensure the success of the Dialogue.”

Members of the National Dialogue on climate Action Advisory Group

Elaine Nevin – Chair

Ciarán Hayes (County and City Management Association)

Conor Minogue (IBEC)

Adrian Kane (ICTU)

Thomas Ryan (IFA)

Frank Maughan (DCCAE)

Rory O’Donnell (National Economic and Social Council)

Cara Augustenborg (Environmental Scientist and Communications Expert)

Michael Ewing (Environmental Pillar)

Lorna Gold (Head of Policy and Advocacy, Trócaire)

Edmund Grace (People Talk)

Seán McDonagh (Ecologist)

Brigid McManus (Retired Secretary General – Department of Education and Skills)

Ryan Meade (Public Policy Adviser)

Paul Melia (Environment Journalist)

Source: DCCAE