CPD Certified


One Day, 10.00am to 3.00pm



Date: August 31st 2022
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
CPD: 5.5 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery: Online

The Climate Action Plan 2021 provides a detailed plan for taking decisive action to achieve a 51% reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and setting us on a path to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050, as committed to in the Programme for Government and set out in the Climate Act 2021.

It will put Ireland on a more sustainable path; cut emissions; create a cleaner, greener economy and society; and protect us from the devastating consequences of climate change. It is a huge opportunity to create new jobs and grow businesses in areas like offshore wind; cutting-edge agriculture; and retrofitting, making our homes warmer and safer.

The Plan lists the actions needed to deliver on our climate targets and sets indicative ranges of emissions reductions for each sector of the economy. It will be updated annually, including in 2022, to ensure alignment with our legally binding economy-wide carbon budgets and sectoral ceilings.

This Plan makes Ireland one of the most ambitious countries in the world on climate.

What the seminar will cover  

This is a very interactive and informative seminar with lots of polls and visual engagement features and will cover the below.

The seminar will provide an indepth introduction to the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2021 and the annually updated Climate Action Plan. This hands on and highly interactive workshop-style one day programme will include the following:

  • Context, terminology and calculations (context)
  • Legal obligations & governance (what you have to do)
  • Corporate best practice and leadership (what others do to reduce impacts)
  • Procuring green electricity and offsets (what to do with residual impacts)


Workshop learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the context and language of carbon and emissions
  2. Understand our energy-related carbon budget and the carbon reporting landscape
  3. Know the principles of CO2 emissions and how they feed into GHG reporting
  4. Understand where to start and where to focus scarce time & resources
  5. Critically understand how best to plan, implement and manage emissions


Who Should Attend?

This programme will benefit public sector staff needing an in depth introduction to the subject of Climate Action and Carbon terminology and how to reduce GHG emissions at an introductory non-technical level.


Course Tutor

Our trainer participated in WG2.6 Working Group 2.6 to review and update some of the EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) guidelines 2017-18.  He is an independent energy advisor with an MSc in Energy Management and Renewable energy from University of Ulster, he is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Measurement & Verification professional (CMVP) and trainer for ISO50001. He has trained over 200 ESOS Lead Assessors in Transport Energy Auditing, led the publication of EN 16247-4 Europe’s transport energy audit standard and contributed to ISO50004.Since 2005, He has been helping business save fuel and manage their energy use for profit and reduced emissions.  Accepted as a member of the Association of Energy EngineersCILTFTAIIMCA and EVO.  He is a registered lead ESOS assessor (UK) and registered energy auditor (Ireland).



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