Dublin City and Cork City have recently joined the EU Mission for 100 Climate Neutral and Smart Cities, an ambitious European Project to reach climate neutrality by 2030 - twenty years ahead of Ireland’s National Target of 2050. Our panel will discuss where we are today, where we need to go and how we will get there. We know that difficult choices lie ahead, but the discussion often focuses on the number, not the practicalities of meeting a particular target and their impacts on how we live. Are the changes ahead the Goliath we perceive them to be?
If we want the places we call home to exist well into the future, our legacy must be one of collaborating to realise climate action that improves health and well-being for all. We need to take a step back from the immediate to see the whole system, the push and pull factors that influence each other.
Laura Burke, Director, Environmental Protection Agency
Barry McMullin, Professor, School of Electronic Engineering, DCU
Sean O’Leary, Senior Planner, Irish Planning Institute,
Jane Stout, Vice President Biodiversity and Climate, TCD
Lorraine D’Arcy, Senior Lecturer and co-chair of the multidisciplinary MSc in Sustainable Transport and Mobility- TUD
Barry Colleary, National Transport Agency
Gerald Mills, Associate Professor, School of Geography UCD
Pete Lunn, Head of the ESRI’s Behavioural Research Unit