We are delighted to be kicking our 2021, Sustainable Dublin 2050 Series off on Friday 26th March at 12 noon with a our excellent speaker line up Commissioner Kadri Simson & Ciarán Cuffee MEP.
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Sustainable Dublin 2050
To understand the challenges climate change presents and to examine how we can achieve a more sustainable future Dublin Chamber will run a series of four events to update and inform Dublin Chamber members on the legislative and political context of climate action and the benefits and opportunities that a move toward a low carbon and more circular economy can present to business. The first event in the series will examine the European Green deal and it’s implications for Ireland.
The European Green Deal
The European Green Deal is the EU’s plan to make the EU's economy sustainable and climate neutral by 2050. It provides an action plan to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy, restore biodiversity and cut pollution. The EU Green Deal is an ambitious plan to turn climate and environmental challenges into opportunities, and making the transition just and inclusive for all.
Reaching EU targets will require action by all sectors of our economy. Register for this free webinar to hear what our expert speakers Commissioner Kadri Simson & Ciarán Cuffee MEP believe the implications of the European Green Deal are for your business and the Irish economy and what opportunities it presents.
This series is kindly sponsored by AIB, Free Now, Matheson and Pinergy
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Webinar, Dublin Chamber, . .
Commissioner Kadri SimsonEU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson was born in Tartu, Estonia. While working for Tallinn City Council and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, she obtained a degree in History from the University of Tartu and a Master’s degree in Political Science from University College London—showing from a young age that she was hard-working, and passionate about both local and national issues. Senior roles in the Estonian Centre Party followed and in 2007, Kadri was elected to the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) and was Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure from 2016 to 2019. During the Estonian presidency of the Council of the EU in July-Dec 2017, she chaired the meetings of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council and the Competitiveness Council.In December 2019, she became the European Commissioner for Energy. Despite the issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, she remains optimistic that Europe’s recovery can be closely aligned with the EU Green Deal, and she’s proud of the progress already made in adopting renewable energy.
Ciarán Cuffe, Ciarán is a Green Party MEP for Dublin. He was elected to the European Parliament in May 2019.Prior to becoming an MEP Ciarán was a Dublin City Councillor for the North Inner City and chaired Dublin City Council’s Transport Committee.Ciarán set up a Masters Programme in Urban Regeneration and Development at the Technical University of Dublin (former Dublin Institute of Technology) and chaired the Green Campus Committee. He holds degrees in architecture and urban planning from University College Dublin. He served as Minister of State with responsibility for climate change, planning and sustainable transport.
Sinead Healy, Sustainability Manager, Dublin Chamber
Sinéad Healy is Sustainability Manager with Dublin Chamber of Commerce where she is central to the development of its sustainability public affairs agenda and strategy. This has included the creation and launch of the Chamber's Sustainability Academy (Sponsored by AIB) and development of policy positioning on key items including Carbon Tax, the EU Green Deal, waste management for the Circular Economy, and, Green Public Procurement.
Sinéad holds an MSc in International Relations from University of Edinburgh and a BA (Joint Honours) History and English from University College Cork. Prior to working with Dublin Chamber, Sinéad worked in the NGO sector with a charity tackling homelessness and has a background in corporate PR.
Garret Farrelly, Partner and head of both Matheson’s Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities Group and Projects and Infrastructure Group.
Garret is a partner and head of both Matheson’s Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities Group and Projects and Infrastructure Group.
He advises on all aspects of projects and project financing, from PPPs to privately-financed electricity, oil, and gas field developments and privatisations as well as electricity, gas and telecommunications network infrastructure. Garret’s experience also includes project development, M&A and financing in the conventional and renewable electricity sectors as well as the mining and upstream / downstream oil and gas sectors. Garret’s practice focuses heavily on electricity market regulation and trading as well as renewable energy projects and sustainability and ESG mandates and transactions. Recent mandates include advising the Irish Government on the Renewable Energy Subsidy Schemes (the RESS 1, RESS Offshore and RESS 2 schemes), advising EirGrid plc and SONI Limited (the all-island transmission system operators) in relation to the re-design of the Irish power market (i-SEM) and advising both corporates and developers on all but one of the renewable energy corporate power purchase agreements which have been signed in Ireland to date.
Garret chairs Matheson’s cross departmental specialist ESG Group and is consistently ranked as a Tier 1 Energy lawyer in Ireland, including in leading legal international directories such as Legal 500, Chambers Europe and IFLR1000. He is a frequent speaker at energy and infrastructure conferences and regularly contributes articles to specialist publications. Garret is also listed in Energy Ireland’s "Who's Who in Irish Energy" (Energy Ireland Yearbook 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020).