EPA National Climate Conference, 15th May 2019

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The EPA National Climate Conference, in collaboration with the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment will take place on 15th May 2019 at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Speakers: Charles Sabel (Columbia Law School), Maria Vassilakou (Mayor of Vienna), Marie Donnelly (Former Director Renewables, Research & Innovation and Energy Efficiency at DG Energy, EC) and Margaret Desmond (Head of Climate Services Section, EPA)

  • Event Time: Registration: 08:00-09:00 Opening of Conference: 09:00
  • Event Date: 15 May 2019
  • Location: Aviva Stadium, Dublin.


This Conference supports the National Dialogue on Climate Action which is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment.

Agenda Highlights‌

Opening Session:

Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications Climate Action & Environment (tbc)

Laura Burke, Director General, Environmental Protection Agency.

Edward Cameron, (Climate justice advocate) New Climate Leadership for a Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Future.

Keynote Speakers across four sequential panel sessions:

  • Agriculture – Charles Sabel (Columbia Law School) a Reflections on the Irish Dairy Sector, Sustainability and Climate Change.
  • Transport – Maria Vassilakou (Mayor of Vienna) – Smart City: Sustainable Solutions from Vienna.
  • Energy – Marie Donnelly (Former Director Renewables, Research & Innovation and Energy Efficiency at DG Energy, EC) – Leading the transition to a clean energy system.
  • Engagement – Margaret Desmond (Head of Climate Services Section, EPA) – Hearts and minds: why societal dialogue is necessary for the transition.

Attending this conference:

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View draft Agenda


Contact Information:

Please contact Sonja Smith at s.smith@epa.ie for further information.


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