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Cities Leading Climate Action - Book Launch

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The Vaults

Dublin City Hall

Parliament Street

Dublin

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Launch of Cities Leading Climate Action: Urban Policy and Planning

by Sabrina Dekker, PhD (UCD APEP)


Are you curious about how cities can take the lead on climate action? This is the book that will feed that curiousity.

Come to the Vaults below Dublin City Hall on Wednesday, September 19th from 6 to 8 pm to learn about what cities like Dublin are doing to take action on climate change.

And hear from Ms. Marie Donnelly, Former Director Renewables, Research & Innovation and Energy Efficiency at DG Energy of the European Commission.

Interested in getting a copy of the book beforehand? Click Here


Getting there:

Your zero or reduced CO2 emissions options:

1. Walking! - Bipedal movement allows you to take in your surroundings, experience the city and people watch. Highly preferable (you can also run, skip, parkour or dance, whatever makes you happy).


2. Cycling - Two wheels are quicker and there is a plethora of parking available for your comfort, (there's parking directly outside). You could also scooter in too. Or skateboard. Dublin Bike Stations are in close proximity.


3. Public Transport - Bus, Luas (Red line to Jervis or Green line to Trinity), Dart, or Irish Rail and can be combined the above two options.


Car? Would you even dare to ask? This is a book launch for a book about climate action! Pretend you don't own a car, plus there will be alcohol. Don't do it, health and safety first. Taking a taxi is pushing it, find one of the EV ones if you must.


Looking forward to seeing you on September 19th!


Extra info - Book Description:

This book provides local governments and interested stakeholders with insights into the challenges and opportunities inherent in addressing climate change.

Drawing on in-depth case study research on Vancouver, Portland, Glasgow and Dublin, Dekker examines the policy development processes employed by urban policy makers to respond to climate change, looking specifically at the utilisation of collaborative planning. Emerging from the case studies are lessons for local governments in relation to the role of organisational structure in supporting climate leadership; the importance of leadership, trust, relationship building and narratives for supporting ownership of the responses to climate change by stakeholders; and the need for creative and innovative public engagement to expand the reach of traditional methods such as social media and other technology-based solutions. Finally, Dekker reflects on her experience in the development of climate change action plans for the Dublin Local Authorities.

This book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and policy makers with an interest in climate change resilience, environmental policy and urban planning.


About Marie Donnelly

Throughout her thirty year career in the European Commission, Marie has been a leading advocate of future oriented policies and strategies – most recently to accelerate the energy transition. As the Director for Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Innovation, at DG Energy in the European Commission, she formulated key elements of the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package designed to put energy efficiency first, achieve global leadership in renewable energies and provide a fair deal for consumers.

Marie is currently a member of the Governance Committee of MaREI, the marine and renewable energy research,
development and innovation Centre supported by Science Foundation Ireland and coordinated by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork. She is also serving on the Steering Committee of the International Energy Research Centre (IERC), a state of the art facility established to implement new science in the energy space and hosted at the Tyndall Institute.

As a European Advisory Board Member of the Hawthorn Club, the only International Network for professional women in the energy industry, Marie advances the appointment of women to senior positions and mainstreams gender equality, with an emphasis that equality is for both women and men.

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