The Irish Global Health Network will host a special webinar examining the implications of Ireland’s Low Carbon Bill on Environmental and Public Health on Friday the 25th of June from 1-2pm.
The new Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 which aims to accelerate Ireland’s contribution to mitigating the effects of climate change closed for consultation last month. Though the progress on the bill is welcome particularly in relation to binding targets for 2030 and 2050, concerns remain on some of the inherent weaknesses in terms of penalty enforcement to make sure government adheres to those targets.
This webinar will examine the impact of health in relation to the bill: what are the health consequences of failing on targets? How well health has been integrated into climate action through this bill? How does the bill strengthen the framework for climate policy? What penalties could Ireland face if we miss our targets?
This event will hear from a range of speakers leading different aspects of work in this area. Topics include discussions on the EU response to climate change and preparations for COP 26; the climate and health nexus in general; adaptation versus mitigation and Ireland’s own model of integrating health in government policies.
The speakers at this event are, Dr Tim Collins, CEO of the Irish Heart Foundation, Dr Ina Kelly, Chair of the HSE Public Health Medicine Environment and Health Group, Dr Diarmuid Torney, Associate Professor, School of Law and Government at Dublin City University; and Anne Stauffer, Deputy Director, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)
The moderators for the webinar are: Mr Niall Roche, Environmental Health Officer, HSE; and Ms Nadine Ferris France, Executive Director, Irish Global Health Network.
The Implications of Ireland’s Low Carbon Bill on Environmental and Public Health
Date: Friday – June 25th, 2021
Time: 1-2 pm