Ireland will this year play host to Europe’s biggest summit on Climate Innovation, as part of an official programme of events to mark the first-ever Year of Sustainable Business 2018.
Over 50 nationwide events and initiatives will be held this year as part of the €1.5m programme to position Ireland as a global hub for green finance, raise awareness of responsible and sustainable investment and encourage climate aligned innovation by Irish enterprises.
A key event will be the country’s co-hosting of the 2018 edition of the EU’s Climate-KIC Climate Innovation Summit, Europe’s leading event on climate innovation.
Taking place in Dublin in November during a specially-themed ‘Climate Week’, the summit will be attended by more than 600 European decision makers.
It will focus on what it takes to mobilise the sustainable finance and investment flows, reporting and accounting that can put Europe on track to meet the aims of the 2015 Paris Climate accord.
That agreement, signed by 180 countries, pledged to limit future global temperature rises to no more than 2°C, to secure a climate-resilient future.
Building the green finance agenda will have lasting benefits for society as well as creating job creation and sustainable prosperity, Minister of State for Financial Services Minister Michael D’Arcy, T.D. said as he this week unveiled the Government’s 2018 action plan for Ireland’s international financial sector, the IFS2020 Strategy.
Launched in 2015, the Strategy is a five-year programme to develop Ireland as key location for specialist financial services, including green and sustainable finance. The Year of Sustainable Business will form a key part of 2018’s plan.
Here’s the Agenda for Ireland’s inaugural Climate Action Week by Sustainable Nation
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