Environment Ireland takes place in Dublin’s Croke Park on September 14-15, 2023 and on Day 1, BFBI’s Lucy Gaffney will be joining the session on Biodiversity, presenting on the work of the Business For Biodiversity Ireland platform and the need for urgent business action to transition the Irish economy to nature positive.
Bringing together Ireland’s environmental stakeholders, the annual conference provides a wide range of expert speakers examining the overall state of our environment, with focused sessions on circular economy, climate, biodiversity and water.
Ireland’s circular economy strategy sees the National Food Waste Prevention Roadmap and the Deposit Return Scheme coming in November 2022. The Climate Action Plan 2023 has set out a roadmap for how Ireland can accelerate the actions required to respond to the climate crisis, putting climate solutions at the centre of Ireland’s social and economic development.
In the context of nature, Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss, at which BFBI also presented, called on the Government to hold a referendum on protecting biodiversity, while the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 aims to put us on a path to recovery by 2030.
Chaired by Kevin O’Sullivan of The Irish Times, event speakers include Ossian Smyth TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy; Niall Ó Donnchú, Director General, National Parks and Wildlife Service; Lorraine Bull, Biodiversity Officer, Dublin City Council; Peter McEvoy, Director of Land Management, Ulster Wildlife; Tasman Crowe, Vice President for Sustainability, UCD, and Chair, National Biodiversity Forum and representatives from Coillte, Foodcloud, Teagasc and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications and more.
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