Climate & Development

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Rachel Kyte Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy
Lorcan Mullally15th March 20191min

Rachel Kyte argues in favour of energy systems that can drive economies yet have zero net emissions and challenge policy makers to muster the courage to build energy systems of the future which are affordable, clean and that work for everyone.

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Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean
Lorcan Mullally25th February 20192min

H.E. Peter Thomson presents the challenging developments underway in the Ocean and solutions being considered by science, civil society and governments. He conveys the perspective of Small Island Developing Countries to the challenges of Ocean change and expands on the actions that countries like Ireland can take to restore the Ocean’s health.

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Michele Klein Solomon Director for the Global Compact for Migration, IOM
IIEA7th January 20191min

On the day that The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is formally being adopted, Michelle Klein Solomon analysed the implications and outcomes from the UN Conference in Marrakech (10-11 December). In her address to the IIEA, she discussed the leadership role that the IOM has played in developing a people-centred, balanced and forward looking global agenda on international migration.

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H.E. Yamina Karitanyi, Non-resident Ambassador for the Republic of Rwanda to Ireland
IIEA13th December 201822min

H.E. Yamina Karitanyi discussed the key factors that have led to Rwanda’s transformation from a war torn country with no resources or infrastructure, to the second most competitive and safest country in Africa. She explained what Rwanda is doing to share its experiences with other countries and how it is furthering its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Ciarán Cannon Minister of State for International Development and the Diaspora
IIEA26th November 201821min

Ciarán Cannon T.D. will give his perspectives on the Government’s new development policy which is nearing finalisation and will focus on how Ireland is positioning itself internationally through its development cooperation and humanitarian assistance to respond to a rapidly changing global context.