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EPA/IIEA Webinar – Innovation Driving a Green and Just Transition: Mission 2050

4th December 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this event, the first of a new lecture series co-organised by the EPA and IIEA, entitled Environmental Resilience, Dr John Bell will explain how research and innovation (R&I) is a key enabler in the drive towards a green and just transition. In his address, Dr Bell will examine the role of R&I in the context of the European Green Deal and the recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting pioneering R&I actions such as the proposed European Green Deal Missions. His presentation will also address opportunities for Ireland in the years ahead, with a focus on sectors such as the bioeconomy, resource sustainability and circularity, regional job growth, and ecosystem renewal.

About the Speaker: Dr John Bell is the ‘Healthy Planet’ Director of DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission. He is responsible for leading the Research and Innovation transitions on Climate Change within planetary boundaries, Bioeconomy, Food Systems, Environment and Biodiversity, Oceans and Arctic, Circular Economy, Water and Bio-based innovations. Dr Bell’s work is paving the way for a more innovative, resource efficient and competitive society that reconciles food security with sustainable use of renewable resources whilst ensuring environmental protection. Until 2019, he was Director of Bioeconomy, where he delivered the EU Bioeconomy Strategy and developed policy initiatives such as ‘FOOD2030’ and ‘the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance’. Previously, Dr Bell was the Chief de Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn.

This will take place between 13:00 and 14:00 Irish Time.

To register click on this link and enter your details via Zoom.




4th December 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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  • The Department for Agriculture Food and the Marine
  • The Environmental Protection Agency Ireland
  • Health Research Board
  • Higher Education Authority
  • Irish Research Council
  •  Irish Universities Association
  • The Marine Institute
  • Science Foundation Ireland (SFI
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