Climate & Sustainability Past Events

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Mary Robinson: President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
IIEA5th July 201822min

In her address at the IIEA, Mary Robinson discussed the struggle to secure global justice for those people most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and how the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals have renewed the international community’s commitment to ending poverty and increasing equality while protecting planetary resources.

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Robert Watt, Secretary General Department of Public Expenditure & Reform
IIEA19th June 20181min

Robert Watt discussed how the Ten-Year Capital Plan will respond to Ireland’s key international and domestic challenges, and outlined governance arrangements to ensure its implementation.

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Dan Ringelstein, Director of Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
IIEA14th June 20181min

Mr Ringelstein argued that a new dawn in the electrification of cities is upon us, which will equip urban planners with a greater ‘toolkit’ with which to envision a smarter 21st Century city

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Minister Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
IIEA1st May 20182min

In his address, Minister Denis Naughten launched The Sustainable Development Goals: National Implementation Plan 2018-2020, which sets out how the Irish Government will implement the SDGs in Ireland and support countries around the world to do the same, particularly through the work of Irish Aid, Ireland’s programme for overseas development.

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Joseph Curtin, IIEA with Eamonn Confrey, Principal Officer, Dept of Communications, Climate Action & Environment and Dara Lynott, CEO, Electricity Association of Ireland
IIEA9th March 20181min

Policy brief launch 'Power Transfer 2030: The Pace, Democracy and Diversity of Power System Decarbonisation' the speakers led a discussion on the future of Ireland’s electricity sector.

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Dr Homi Kharas, Director of the Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
IIEA21st February 20182min

Dr Kharas addressed the major trends and forces in development and argued that aid agencies need to adapt to the changing world and that the old narrative of celebrating the huge gains in poverty reduction will not long hold up to the scrutiny of publics asking what good their tax dollars are doing today.

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Pierre Krähenbühl
IIEA30th November 20171min

Commissioner Krähenbühl discussed the situation of Palestinian refugees and the contribution UNWRA has made to promoting stability in the region. The Commissioner stressed that in a world affected by many other armed conflict and crises, it is vital that the international community not forget the situation of Palestine refugees.