Dublin Climate Dialogues

UCD Energy Institute was delighted to support the Dublin Climate Dialogues Conference which took place on 19th & 20th May, broadcast from UCD’s O’Reilly Hall. The event brought together senior government representatives from the US, China, Europe, UK and the UN along with high-profile business representatives and leading economists to forge a declaration on how to turn net-zero pledges into concrete energy policies and actions to be adopted at COP26 including ways to strengthen the 2015 Paris Agreement. The Declaration was handed to the COP Presidency at the conclusion of the conference.

Irish Times Report 

Recordings of the event are available at https://dublinclimatedialogues.com/watch-back/

Professor Andrew Keane was a member of the Steering Committee for the event, and moderated two sessions in the conference:

Session 7: Technologies and Resources for Decarbonisation explored a selection of the critical energy resources and technologies required for the transition to net zero carbon energy.

Session 8: Energy Systems to Facilitate Decarbonisation started with a keynote address from Marie Toussaint, French Greens/EFA Member of the European Parliament titled ‘Transitioning Europe to Climate Neutrality’.  Following the presentation, a live panel debate brought together experts from Europe, China and the US to discuss the different approaches to infrastructure planning and investment, market structures and innovation.

Media coverage from the event can be found at: https://dublinclimatedialogues.com/media/

Media coverage for UCD Energy Institute

Irish Times

Irish Examiner