This event will be hosted by Ms. Cliona Manahan, Irish Ambassador to the Czech Republic and Ukraine, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland.
The communities in West Cork, Cascais and Kladno have already collaborated in developing project proposals for EU Horizon funding for the demonstration of innovative approaches to renewable energy and energy efficiency. This event will open up opportunities to deepen and strengthen this ongoing dialogue as well as offering a model of inter-regional collaboration on climate action and engaging stakeholders in business, communities, civil society and municipalities. Cooperation at this level can help to identify approaches for mobilizing support for the necessary action that will deliver ambitious EU wide targets on climate action.
1. Welcome and Introduction – Ms. Cliona Manahan, Irish Ambassador to the Czech Republic and Ukraine
2. Moderator – Michaela Pixová, Urban Geographer, University of New York in Prague & Czech Climate Coalition
3. Alexandra Revez, Environmental Research Institute, UCC, Ireland
Innovative approaches to develop pathways to a low carbon and climate resilient future: Imagining 2050.
4. Odelia Malka, Chief of Strategy, Argentum Consultants
Opportunities for trans-national cooperation: Horizon Europe.
5. Noel Casserly, SmartEarth and Director, Green Skibbereen
Promoting Climate Action and Sustainability in West Cork and the vision for Centre for Climate Action and Sustainability at Myross Wood House.
6. João Dinis, Coordination of the Urban Transition Acceleration Division, Cascais Muncipality, Portugal
Innovative climate action solutions and citizen engagement of Cascais City, Portugal.
7. David Škorňa, Kladno Municipality, Czech Republic
Sustainable Energy and Zero Carbon Communities – the city of Kladno, Czech Republic.
8. Tonia Spollen Behrens, Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland: Opportunities through International Financial Institutions and ERBD Green Cities Initiative.
9. Q&A – Moderator Michaela Pixová
10. Closing remarks – Ms. Cliona Manahan