ByrneWallace to sponsor Dublin Climate Dialogues

ByrneWallace to sponsor Dublin Climate Dialogues

Gavin Blake

ByrneWallace LLP has been named as a sponsor of the inaugural Dublin Climate Dialogues, a virtual conference for global policy-makers and opinion formers ahead of the COP26 summit.

Taking place later this month, the event will bring together senior government representatives from the US, China, Europe, UK and the UN with high-profile business representatives and leading economists.

The aim of the conference is to forge a declaration which will be handed to the COP presidency, setting out plans for how to turn net-zero pledges into concrete energy policies and ways to strengthen the 2015 Paris Agreement.

It will be chaired by Pat Cox, former president of the European Parliament, and will hear from senior international and Irish figures including Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, Climate Minister Eamon Ryan, Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney and former president Mary Robinson.

Gavin Blake, head of energy and natural resources at ByrneWallace, said: “Quoting US President Biden’s climate envoy, John Kerry, this is the world’s ‘last best chance’ to stop climate catastrophe.

“This conference presents the opportunity to agree a set of recommendations to be presented at the all-important 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November.

“Every company and every individual needs to play their part in this battle against climate change which as well as being a challenge, also brings a huge opportunity for businesses and investors who are ahead of the curve.”

Neil Keenan, head of corporate, added: “ByrneWallace LLP is very proud to have this opportunity to support this pivotal summit, and in doing so, demonstrate the firm’s ongoing commitment to promoting projects aimed at protecting our environment and combating issues related to climate change.

“As a firm with deep expertise advising companies in the renewables sector, we are committed to leading the way in the Irish legal services industry, be it through supporting most worthy initiatives like this summit, or implementing environmentally-friendly measures in our day-to-day operations.

“This process is underway and will be an increasing focus of our firm in the weeks, months and years ahead.”

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