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

David Small, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Environment Agency

David Small, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Environment Agency

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
  • 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