EA Ireland

Net-zero: how do we get there – and pay for it?’ with Marie Donnelly and Dara Lynott

Dara Lynott will join Marie Donnelly Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Councilto speak at the  IIEA Brussels event to marK COP 26 Glasgow on Tuesday 26th October 2021 at 19h00  (CET),  to discuss ‘Net-zero: how do we get there – and pay for it?’.

Tuesday, 26 October from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CET)

IIEA Brussels is delighted to invite you to join us for our next event on Tuesday 26th October 2021 at 19h00, with Marie Donnelly, Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council and Dara Lynott, CEO Electricity Association of Ireland, to discuss ‘Net-zero: how do we get there – and pay for it?’.

The Climate Change Advisory Council is an independent body tasked with assessing how Ireland is making the transition to a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy by 2050. It is soon to present its advice to the Irish government on the next carbon budget. This is happening at a time of grave warnings of the impact of climate change from the latest IPCC report, of security of supply concerns and also rising electricity and gas bills ahead of this winter, bringing into sharp focus the question of who bears the cost of the energy transition. The consensus is that we have a lot of work to do to reach net-zero, but will it be affordable? Could the current crisis stall our efforts – or catalyse them?

Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating debate with experts in the field. Marie Donnelly, who is currently the Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council was, until recently, a Director in the European Commission responsible for Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Innovation. Dara Lynott is the CEO of the Electricity Association of Ireland and, until 2017, was the Deputy Director General and Director of the Environmental Protection Agency with responsibility for the Office of Environmental Sustainability.

This is an excellent opportunity to better understand some of the key issues that will dominate the Irish debate around the upcoming Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November.

Our panelists will speak initially for around 25 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. As with our recent Zoom events we will use the Zoom Q&A tool to gather written questions.