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Countdown to COP26: Growing our Celtic Cities in the Climate Emergency



A Collaborative Approach to addressing the Climate Emergency

Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange is pleased to be partnering with city chambers from across Ireland and Scotland for the next interactive networking event in its Growing our Celtic Cities in the Climate Emergency series on 21 October 2021.

Hosted by Causeway, in partnership with Cork Chamber, Dublin Chamber, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, this online networking event will include guest talks from each city, as well as topical breakout networking sessions to allow attendees, from both sides of the Irish Sea, to have the opportunity to connect and chat, and share insights from their city on tackling the climate crisis.

Explaining more about this event, convenor of this event series, Stuart Turnbull of Causeway and Jacobs said:

“Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland have aspirations and plans to continue to grow their respective economies, within the ever-evolving climate and Covid-19 challenges. These challenges are particularly pronounced in our largest cities. 

“The climate emergency has never had such a profile and immediacy than at this time, and the public and private sectors have a key role to play in identifying development and investment opportunities in publicly owned infrastructure to provide the landscape for decarbonising our cities. We now also have the challenge of recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic in a way that regenerates the economy, whilst at the same time captures some of the behavioural and sustainability benefits that have emerged due to the current restrictions on travel and business.”

At Causeway, we believe, as we approach COP26, that there is a real opportunity for our largest cities in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland to collaborate to develop a joint action plan to tackle our biggest challenges. By working together each city can share experiences in areas that they are taking a lead on whilst also learning from each other.

Guest Speakers and Topics:

  • Cork - An Arup representative will speak on smart buildings and urban development in Cork.
  • Dublin - A Tier Mobility representative will speak on sustainable transport in Dublin.
  • Edinburgh - TBC
  • Glasgow - Roddy Yarr of the University of Strathclyde will speak on the Climate Neutral Innovation Project that will be launched at COP26.

All are welcome to join and participate in this interactive event.

Please note, this event will be recorded.

This event will take place via Zoom. Please register and we will email you Zoom details nearer the time.

Previous Events in the Growing our Cities in the Climate Emergency Series

Growing our Cities in the Climate Emergency, May 2020

Last year, experts and leaders from the public and private sectors of Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow joined an online webinar and discussion panel, exploring how to address the climate emergency collaboratively, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Hosted by Causeway: Ireland Scotland Business Exchange, in partnership with Jacobs and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, this discussion panel explored how the four cities can share experiences on the challenges around addressing the climate crisis, while continuing to grow and prosper, with the ultimate goal of developing action plans and shared solutions. 

Watch back here >

Growing our Cities in the Climate Emergency: Countdown to COP26, November 2020

The launch event was followed by second event in 2020, discussing from a national and regional level how we can embed carbon impacts into decision making and what commitments can businesses make towards achieving a carbon neutral target.

Watch back here >

To access resources and recordings of previous events in this series, please visit our Events Resources page.

Date & Time

Thu, 21 October 2021

15:30 - 17:15

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