Environment Ireland Conference 2018 Programme

Thursday 4th October 2018 · Croke Park, Dublin

Registration and coffee
Environmental policy in Ireland, UK & Europe
  • Chair:
    Brian Carroll, Assistant Secretary Environment and Climate Action
    Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  • Ministerial address
    Environmental challenges in Ireland: 2018 and beyond
    Denis Naughten, TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  • Video address: European Strategy for plastics in a circular economy
    Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • Ireland’s environment: Key challenges and opportunities
    Laura Burke, Director General
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • What does Brexit mean for the next 40 years of EU environmental policy?
    Nigel Haigh, Honorary Fellow and Former Director
    Institute for European Environmental Policy
  • Climate adaptation and resilience
    Dr Koko Warner, Climate Change Secretariat
    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Questions & answers / panel discussion

Morning coffee / networking break and exhibition viewing
Lunch: Networking opportunity and exhibition viewing
Resource efficiency and the circular economy
  • Chair:
    Claire Downey, National Network Coordinator
    Community Reuse Network Ireland
  • Transitioning to a circular economy
    Cillian Lohan, Member
    European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform
  • Resource management: Legal update
    Deborah Spence, Partner
    Arthur Cox
  • Ireland’s waste policy and future outlook
    Matt Collins, Assistant Secretary
    Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  • Waste: A Welsh perspective
    David Warren, Head of Circular Economy Policy Development
    Welsh Government
  • Sustainable business: Tackling food waste
    Tracey McDermott, Head of Trading Law and Technical
    Tesco Ireland
  • Questions & answers / panel discussion
Planning, infrastructure and the environment
  • Chair:
    Henk van der Kamp, Planning consultant
  • Green infrastructure and land use in Europe
    Gorm Dige, Manager, Territorial Environment, Policy and Economic Analysis
    European Environment Agency
  • Environmental challenges in implementing the National Planning Framework
    Tadhg O’Mahony, Senior Scientific Officer
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • Engaging communities on the energy transition
    Kate Ruddock, Deputy Director
    Friends of the Earth
  • The National Development Plan: Delivering for the environment
    Conall Boland, Deputy Chairperson
    An Bord Pleanála
  • Questions & answers / panel discussion
Exhibition viewing and conference close