Climate and Biodiversity Ambition: Shared Island as a Catalyst_Online Event
- 9 December 2021
- Topics: Environment
- Types: Events
Online launch event hosted by NESC in association with the Department of the Taoiseach, Wednesday 8th December
Addressing climate change and biodiversity loss lends itself to integrated and collaborative shared island solutions.
We were very pleased that the Minister for Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport, Eamon Ryan, T.D. was able to participate in this event. Others speakers from across the island, discussed their shared experiences, networks and outline opportunities for future development.
The focus of the event was to discuss collaboration on climate and biodiversity from a shared island perspective. It included a presentation from Dr Jeanne Moore 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.
The event proceedings 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 event formed part of a wider body of NESC work on a Shared Island, for the Department of the Taoiseach.