The EPA annual Climate Change Conference was inaugurated in 2019 when we hosted a large one day event in May 2019 at the Aviva Stadium. This event was entitled "Ireland as a Leader in Climate Change". The event was opened by the then Minister for Communciations, Climate Action & Environment Richard Bruton, TD. The speakers over the course of the day were Dr Artur Runge-Metzer of the EU Commission, Stephen Treacy EPA, Dr Charles Sabel, Columbia Law School; Maria Vassilakou, Deputy Mayor of Vienna; Marie Donnelly of the EU Commission; Dr Tara Shine; and Ciarán Hayes, Sligo County Council. There was also panel discussion with Q&A following each session. It was a great day and we were delighted with how successfully recieved it was generally.
The intention was to follow this up with a similar event in 2020 however due the Covid-19 pandemic unfortunately we had to postpone.
However on 23 and 24 June 2021 a virtual Climate Conference event was held. The theme of the event was "Achievement of Climate Neutrality" and it was split over two days - the morning of 23 June and the afternoon of 24 June. Again this was a very successful event and we were so pleased with how it all unfolded. It is always unfortunate when and event like this is not possible in the physical sense however, despite that, there was much opportunity for networking and engagement on the platform. Also, this event is to be made availabe on Youtube, in full, in the coming days.
Please check this page for details of the next Conference which we intend to host in 2022.