Young Professionals Network: The COP26 Agenda – Can Ireland Deliver?

November 18, 2021 7:00 pm

At this YPN webinar discussion, we will hear political, expert and industry perspectives on the challenges presented by climate change for Irish society. The panel will offer their reflections on the outcome of the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, taking place 31 October to 12 November, and will consider whether Ireland will be able to show the necessary level of ambition to meet its climate action commitments. This event takes place on the 18th of November at 7 pm. 

About the Speakers:

Ciarán Cuffe is a Green MEP representing Dublin following his election in 2019. In the European Parliament, he is a Member of the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee and the Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee. He previously served as Dublin City Councillor, a T.D. for Dún Laoghaire, and Minister of State for Horticulture, Sustainable Travel, Planning and Heritage.

Dr Hannah Daly is a Lecturer in Sustainable Energy and Energy Systems Modelling at University College Cork. Her research focuses on modelling and developing sustainable pathways for the energy system, encompassing energy access, climate change and air pollution. Before joining UCC, Hannah worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an Energy Modeller from 2015-2019. She completed her PhD in Energy and Transport Modelling in 2012 and her BSc in Mathematics in 2009, both from UCC.

Robbie Aherne serves as Head of Future Networks with EirGrid, a position he has held since February 2020. He has worked with EirGrid, the semi-state body responsible for operating Ireland’s national electricity grid, for over 16 years and has held number senior roles, including: Head of Public Engagement and Head of New Connections. He received his MSc in Electrical Power Systems from the University of Bath in 2013 and completed his Degree in Electrical Engineering in UCC in 2003.

Interested in attending the event? – Register here.

Young Professionals Network (YPN) events are free to attend and open to all between the ages of 20-35