Mary Robinson Delivers Keynote Speech at Climate Change Conference
Posted on 14 September 2015
Former President of Ireland and UN Special Envoy for Climate Change, Dr. Mary Robinson delivered the keynote speech at a major international conference held at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin on Friday 11 September. The conference, entitled Tackling Climate Change and Harnessing Sustainable Resources: The Potential of Research-Industry Partnerships, was organised by the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) in conjunction with the French Embassy accredited to the Republic of Ireland, and the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce.
2015 is a historical and critical year for human development and climate change globally, as it will see the culmination of two processes of global negotiations that will define the future of human well-being - the post 2015 UN sustainable development agenda, taking place in September and the United National Climate Change Conference of Parties, COP21, taking place in December.
At the conference, Trinity researchers and French companies based in Ireland showcased current cutting-edge research and explored how innovative solutions for real-world climate and renewable energy challenges are being developed and applied in the developing world with a particular focus on wave energy, water efficiency and sustainable transport.
The conference also provided a platform for researchers and industry to explore innovative ideas about how partnerships and collaborations can be formed for pioneering solutions to climate change and critical environmental problems, such as water quality and sustainable water use, facing the developing world today.
Pictured above from left to right: Dr Carol Newman, Assistant Professor in Economics, Trinity; Dr Mary Robinson; Jean-Pierre Thébault, French Ambassador; Professor Martina Hennessy, Chair of TIDI at Trinity; and Cliona McGowan, Executive Director of the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce
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