Expert panel to discuss climate change

Published 30/01/2016 | 00:00

Climate change has been at the forefront of the news agenda both home and abroad over the last number of weeks.

In this context the Wexford Lions Club will draw together a panel of speakers to discuss some key issues of climate change, with a focus on clarifying the state of play with Ireland's international obligations and to discuss what kinds of actions should be at the top of the government's priorities as we address this multi-faceted issue.

The line-up of speakers is: Dr Padraic Larkin (Chair), Director of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (retired) - overview of climate science; George Hussey, Statistician Department of Environment Community and Local Government - COP21 and Ireland's international obligations; Professor John Fitzgerald, Chairperson Climate Change Advisory Council - The role of the CCAC in informing Irish Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Policy and future priorities and Oisín Coghlan, Director Friends of the Earth Ireland - making the case for ambitious mitigation objectives in the context of a heightened awareness of the domestic need for adaptation funding.

The presentations will be followed by a short question and answer session and debate. The event will take place in Claytyon Whites Hotel at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9. Admission is free but there will be a voluntary collection for the Wexford Lions Club.

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