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Climate Action

Events Programme

Climate Action Economic Opportunities - Local Authorities Supporting Enterprise

12 - 13 Oct 2021

Climate Action

Event Duration

09:30 to 1:00pm each day

Event Description

Climate change brings many significant challenges across  environmental, political, societal, economical and technological  dimensions. The scale and urgency of the challenges ahead cannot  be underestimated, and it is clear that this global challenge will require fundamental transformations. 

The Irish government, along with governments across the world, have  worked to tailor policies specifically designed to adapt to the impacts of climate change and mitigate against its causes. These responses to tackling climate change bring with them, unique economic and  business opportunities. Conversely, there are increasing demands on businesses to do their part to respond to the threat of climate change based on their influential position within the economy.

Building on the success of the inaugural conference in October 2019,  this event facilitates sharing of the latest research undertaken by the local government sector to explore how local authorities can,  through their economic remit, support, encourage and nurture new and existing business and enterprise as they transition to a net-zero economy through innovation, digitalisation and the adoption of more sustainable practices. 

Details of the event can be downloaded HERE. Register for the event HERE.

Event Aims/Objectives

The conference will showcase examples of how businesses are  pivoting to capitalise on new opportunities and in doing so are becoming green economy pioneers, with the support of local 
authorities in areas such as: 
  • Renewable energy
  • Circular economy 
  • Research and innovation
  • Rural working hubs 
  • New technologies
  • Bio-economy
  • Smart Cities