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Climate and Biodiversity Ambition: Shared Island as a Catalyst

Wed 8th December 2021 - Wed 8th December 2021, Online

About this event

Addressing climate change and biodiversity loss lends itself to integrated and collaborative shared island solutions.

This online launch event, Climate and Biodiversity Ambition: Shared Island as a Catalyst, will be hosted by the National Economic and Social Council, in association with the Department of the Taoiseach.

We are very pleased that the Minister for Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport, Eamon Ryan, T.D. will participate in this event. Others speakers from across the island, will discuss their shared experiences, networks and outline opportunities for future development.

The focus of the event is to discuss collaboration on climate and biodiversity from a shared island perspective. It will include presentation of findings from a new NESC report Collaboration on Climate and Biodiversity: Shared Island as a Catalyst for Renewed Ambition & Action.

Extensive consultation and research informed this report, including 64 submissions and 38 interviews with people from a range of organisations and different areas of expertise, across the island. It illustrates the potential opportunities for strengthening existing networks, and building new ones, in order to underpin the mutual efforts to contribute to a thriving and prosperous island, north and south.

This event will be of interest to policy makers, business, environmental, community and voluntary organisations, practitioners, local authorities, academics and interested individuals across the island.

The report and this event forms part of a wider body of NESC work on a Shared Island, for the Department of the Taoiseach.


8 December 2021 10:00 – 12:15 GMT