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Final day of the 28th EEAC Annual Conference ‘Delivering a Just Transition for All’



Day 1: Tuesday, 27th October 2020 14.00 – 16.00 GMT

Day 2: Wednesday 28th October 2020 09.00 – 12.30 GMT

Day 3: Thursday, 29th October 2020 09.00 – 11.15 GMT

NESC is hosting the 28th Annual Conference of the European network of advisory councils on environment and sustainable development (EEAC Network), of which NESC is a member. Over three days from Tuesday 27th October to Thursday 29th October, a diverse mix of experts, academics, councils and policy makers will contribute to this exciting and unique event, which will comprise a mix of keynote speakers, panel discussions and spotlight sessions.

NESC is honoured that the conference will include a keynote address by the President of Ireland, Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D. Higgins. 

President Michael D. Higgins video speech “Delivering A Just Transition For All” – President Higgins address at the EEAC/NESC conference 2020 and on the President of Ireland’s page found here

Ireland and the European Union are committed to the transformation to a sustainable, inclusive, thriving net zero economy and society.  This conference will focus on how the principles of justice, fairness, equality and equity of a just transition can act as a lever and guide to shape policies and practices to deliver the transformation.  NESC’s recent work on just transition and employment vulnerability  will be a valuable input to the day.

In this short video address, Dr Larry O’Connell, Director of NESC, shares further details of the online conference.






Those who have registered will receive an email in the week of 19th October, asking them to indicate which session(s) they would like to attend.

What will be discussed?

The conference will provide a forum for Irish and European colleagues to share perspectives, experiences and practices and develop a common understanding and concrete strategies for making progress. The conference will shed light on how other countries are managing the transition process, with special attention paid to managing the impacts of climate policy that might disproportionately impact specific groups in society. This is required because transitions represent enormous challenges and the ambition of the 2030 Agenda states that no one should be left behind.

Who will be coming?

This online gathering will bring together European and Irish Advisory Councils, their stakeholders, international experts, policy makers and practitioners to reflect on what a just transition means and how it is shaping policy and practice.

What’s next?

We invite you to regularly consult this, or the EEAC website (, for updates and further information.



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