Developing an implementation plan for decarbonisation zones: listen back to the webinar

With the December deadline fast approaching, Local Authorities across Ireland must develop an effective plan to implement their decarbonisation zone. Our recent webinar shares best practice, guidance and considerations on how to create an effective decarbonisation implementation plan. Available to watch free on demand now.

Louise Connolly, Senior Associate - Resource Management
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In order for Ireland to meet its target of a 30% emissions reduction between 2021 and 2030, things need to change. And every sector has a role to play. But the public sector, and in particular Local Authorities, have a unique opportunity - and responsibility - to take a leadership position and drive community engagement.

The Government’s Climate Action Plan 2019 requires each Local Authority to identify and develop plans for one decarbonisation zone - an area in which a range of climate mitigation, adaptation and biodiversity measures are identified to address local low carbon energy, greenhouse gas emissions and climate needs, to contribute to national climate action targets. 

After identifying the most suitable area for the zone by April of this year, each Local Authority must now develop their implementation plan ahead of the December deadline.

But the question is, how do Local Authorities effectively implement a decarbonisation zone? Drawing upon best practice from across Europe, our webinar is designed to help Local Authorities prepare by providing guidance on how to create an effective and impactful plan for the future. During the webinar, you will hear from a variety of speakers providing insight into different low carbon solutions that have proved successful in Europe and could be applied here in Ireland.

To watch, simply complete the form below and you will receive a unique access code via email.

The webinar covers:

  • Low carbon solutions from across the EU - Presented by Louise Connolly, RPS
  • Leuven’s Decarbonisation Roadmap - Presented by Geert Vanhorebeek, City of Leuven

  • The Implementation Plan for a Decarbonisation Zone - How to hit the ground running - Presented by Conall Boland, RPS

Speakers

Louise Connolly - Senior Associate - Resource Management, RPS

Louise is an experienced environmental professional with 20 years' experience in urban sustainability, resource efficiency and circular economy. Louise recently managed the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Award Programmes on behalf of the European Commission.

Conall Boland - Senior Consultant - Sustainability, RPS

Conall leads the Sustainability team for RPS in Ireland, bringing together leading expertise in carbon reduction, sustainable transport, energy, circular economy and biodiversity. Conall served as a Board Member and Deputy Chairperson of An Bord Pleanála from 2007-2018 and currently lectures in sustainable development at TU Dublin.

Geert Vanhorebeek - Sustainable Development Advisor, City of Leuven, Belgium

Geert is the Sustainable Development Advisor for the City of Leuven and is responsible for developing city policy and advising on sustainable development. Leuven is a winner of the EU Green Leaf Award and has the ambition to become climate neutral by 2030.

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