Climate & Development Past Events

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Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
IIEA11th July 20191min

In his address to the IIEA, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, shares his personal perspective on the dynamics of forced displacement and the global response to refugees. He discusses the implications of the new Global Compact on Refugees and look ahead to the first ever Global Refugee Forum, to be held in Geneva in December.

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Susanna Moorehead, Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), Ida McDonnell, OECD Team Lead on the Development Cooperation Report
IIEA27th June 20191min

Ms Moorehead and Ms McDonnell discuss the international community’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for everyone and to leaving no one behind. They reflect on the implications of the Leave No One Behind report for Ireland’s policy for international development, A Better World, and its priority of reaching the furthest behind first.

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Lawrence Haddad Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) & 2018 World Food Prize Laureate
IIEA3rd May 20191min

In his address to the IIEA, Dr Lawrence Haddan argues that in order to address the key drivers of malnutrition, collaboration between the public and private sectors is essential. Dr Haddad suggests the most effective ways to seize opportunities and minimise risks.

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LI Yong Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)
IIEA17th April 20191min

In his address to the IIEA, Director General LI Yong discusses the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s mandate of inclusive and sustainable industrial development in the context of the 2030 Agenda and Ireland’s new A Better World international development policy.

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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
IIEA15th 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
IIEA25th 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.