Environment Ireland 2017 Programme

Environment Ireland Conference 2017

Thursday 28th September • Croke Park, Dublin

09.00
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY IN IRELAND, UK & EUROPE
  • CHAIR:
    Brian Carroll, Assistant Secretary Environment & Climate Action
    Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  • Ministerial address
    Our environmental challenges in Ireland, 2017 and beyond
    Denis Naughten, TD
    Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  • State of the environment in Ireland 2017: Key challenges
    Laura Burke, Director General
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ireland’s environmental policy and outlook
    Mark Griffin, Secretary General
    Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  • Question & answer session / Panel discussion

Roundtable discussion: How will Brexit impact the environment on the island of Ireland?
Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf, Senior Fellow & Head of International & European Governance, Ecologic Institute, Berlin

Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf, Senior Fellow & Head of International & European Governance, Ecologic Institute, Berlin

Viviane Gravey, Lecturer in European Politics, Queen’s University Belfast

Viviane Gravey, Lecturer in European Politics, Queen’s University Belfast

Michael Ewing, Co-ordinator, Environmental Pillar

Michael Ewing, Co-ordinator, Environmental Pillar

11.00 Morning Coffee / Networking Break

13.00 Lunch / networking opportunity & visit exhibition area

14.00
RESOURCE EFFICIENCY / CIRCULAR ECONOMY
  • CHAIR:
    Eimear Cotter, Director of Environmental Sustainability
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • Achieving a circular economy
    Romain Pardo, Policy Analyst
    European Policy Centre
  • Ireland’s waste policy update
    Matt Collins, Assistant Secretary, Natural Resources and Waste Policy
    Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  • Mobilising communities for the circular economy
    Simon O’Rafferty, Open Practices Project
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • New ways of tackling food waste
    Iseult Ward, CEO
    FoodCloud
  • Re-use and recycling: Engaging with the community
    Claire Downey, Co-ordinator
    Community Reuse Network
  • Question & answer session / Panel discussion

14.00
IRELAND’S ENVIRONMENT: PLANNING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
  • CHAIR:
    Micheál Ó Cinnéide, Communications and Corporate Services Director
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • Environmental challenges in implementing the National Planning Framework
    Paul Hogan, Senior Planner
    Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
  • Sustainable spatial planning
    Henk van der Kamp, Head of the Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning
    Dublin Institute of Technology
  • The National Planning Framework: Impact on major projects
    Mary Kelly, Chair
    An Bord Pleanála
  • Planning for a sustainable economy
    Peter Hynes, Chief Executive
    Mayo County Council
  • Question & answer session / Panel discussion

17.00 Conference close