The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D.,has announced the appointment of Elaine Nevin, ECO-UNESCO National Director, as Chairperson of the National Dialogue on Climate Action Advisory Group.
Elaine commented:“I am delighted to accept the role of Chairperson of the Advisory Group to the National Dialogue on Climate Action. The Dialogue represents a significant opportunity to engage with society on how best we can work together to address the defining challenge of our generation. I look forward to working with the Advisory Group to ensure the success of the Dialogue.”
Minister Naughten said:“I am extremely pleased to announce that Ms Elaine Nevin has agreed to my invitation to accept the role as Chair of the National Dialogue on Climate Action Advisory Group. Elaine brings many years of experience in public engagement on environmental issues, particularly with young people, to her new role. I am confident she will make a significant contribution to ensuring the Advisory Group provides the best possible advice on the implementation of the National Dialogue.”
National Dialogue on Climate Action
The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment announced earlier this year that the Government was establishing a National Dialogue on Climate Action.
The primary objective of the National Dialogue will be to ensure an inclusive process of engagement and consensus building across society towards enabling the transformation to a low carbon and climate-resilient future. To do this, the Dialogue will seek to create awareness, engagement and motivation to act (locally, regionally and nationally) in relation to the challenges presented by climate change and to establish, on a long term basis, appropriate networks for people to meet periodically to consider evidence-based inputs on the economic, social, behavioural, environmental and public aspects of climate and energy policy.