Programme

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Day

Session description

Time slot

Talk / Session themes 

Speaker (plenary) / Session Lead (parallel) 

Ref

Day 1

Registration

08.00 – 09.10

R1

09.10 – 09.30

Welcome

Darragh O’Brien, TD

P1

09.30 – 09.50

Minister’s presentation

Malcolm Noonan, TD

P3

09.50 – 10.10

Minister’s presentation

Sen. Pippa Hackett

P4

10.10 – 10.30

UN CBD perspectives

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Exec. Secretary UN CBD

P5

10.30 – 10.50

EU perspectives

Stefan Leiner, EC DGEnv

P6

Break

10.50 – 11.30

B1

Plenary

11.30 – 11.50

National Biodiversity Perspectives

Andy Bleasdale, NPWS

P7

11.50 – 12.10

NPWS Strategic Review Report & Action Plan

Ciara Carberry, NPWS 

P8

12.10 – 12.30

Overview of the NBAP process

Aoife Doyle / Orlaith Delargy, KPMG

P9

Lunch

12.30 – 13.30

L1

Parallel Sessions 1

13.30 – 15.00

Changing Oceans: Working together to protect and restore our marine and coastal environment 

Richard Cronin, DHLGH 

S1

Food, Forests and the Future 1: The role of forestry in driving nature recovery

Orla Fahy / Niall Ryan, DAFM 

S3

Building Partnerships for People and Nature – The Shared Island Initiative

Lisa-Dee Collery (Dept. of Taoiseach)

S4

Break

15.00 – 15.30

B2

Parallel Sessions 2

15.30 – 17.00

Actions for Nature – NPWS partnerships and initiatives

Ciara Carberry, NPWS

S5

Food, Forests and the Future 2: The role of agriculture in driving nature recovery

Pamela Boyle / Niall Ryan (DAFM)

S6

Enhancing the Evidence base: Research and Data4Nature

Jane Stout (TCD) / Catherine Farrell

S7

Places for People and Planet: The role of Zoos, Gardens and Aquaria in supporting the NBAP

Andrew Mooney, Dublin Zoo

S8

Plenary

17.00 – 17.10

IPBES perspectives

Ana Hernandez, IPBES

P10

17.10 – 18.00

Panel discussion: The Biodiversity Emergency and the Media

Cara Augustenborg

P11

18.00 – 18.30

Networking and refreshments

B3

Excursion

18.30 – 20.30

Dublin Zoo field trip

E1

Day 2

Registration

08.00 – 09.00

R2

Plenary

08.30 – 09.20

NBAP Breakfast clinic

KPMG, Countryscape, NCI, NPWS

P12

Parallel Sessions 3

09.40 – 11.10

Financing Restoration: The role of blended finance in catalysing restoration and investment

Shane McGuinness, UCD

S9

Communities in Action: Villages, towns, farms and townlands 

Tina Roche, The Community Foundation for Ireland 

S10

Connecting National Priorities 1: Biodiversity, Culture and Social Well-being

Lorcan Scott, Heritage Council

S11

Connecting National Priorities 2: Climate Action and Biodiversity 

Gerry Clabby, DECC

S12

Break

11.10 – 11.40

B4

Parallel sessions 4

11.40 – 13.10

Water from Mountains to Coasts: Promoting recovery in freshwater and water-dependent ecosystems

David Flynn, DHLGH

S13

Connecting National Priorities 3: Biodiversity and the Planning System

Enda Mullen, NPWS

S14

Education & Outreach – Inspiring Public Engagement

Lorcan Scott, Heritage Council

S15

Business for Biodiversity: Driving nature-positive business models

Lucy Gaffney, B4B (with BITCI and NBDC)

S16

Lunch

13.10 – 14.10

L2

Plenary

14.10 – 15.00

Panel discussion: Voices for Nature – the role of NGOs

Irish Environment Network

P13

15.00 – 15.45

National Biodiversity Forum: Wrap up, Feedback from sessions, NBF perspectives

Tasman Crowe, UCD / NBF

P14

15.45 – 16.00

Closing remarks

NPWS

P15

16.00 – 16.45

Networking and refreshments

B5

16.45

Departure



 

Detailed session plan

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Morning

Registration opens 08.00; Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served until 9.00am

Opening Plenary Session

09.10 – 09.30     Welcome address: Darragh O’Brien, TD

09.30 – 09.50     Malcolm Noonan, TD

09.50 – 10.10     Senator Pippa Hackett

10.10 – 10.30     Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

10.30 – 10.50     Stefan Leiner, Head of Biodiversity Unit, EC Directorate General for Environment

10.50 – 11.30     Break and networking

11.30 – 11.50     Andy Bleasdale, NPWS – National Biodiversity Perspectives

11.50 – 12.10     Ciara Carberry, NPWS  - The 2021 Strategic Review of NPWS and Government Action Plan

12.10 – 12.30     Aoife Doyle & Orlaith Delargy, KPMG – Ireland’s 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan

12.30 – 13.30     Buffet lunch

Afternoon

Parallel Sessions Group 1

13.30 – 15.00

1. Changing Oceans: Working together to protect and restore our marine and coastal environment

Chair: Richard Cronin, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

2. Food, Forests and the Future 1: The role of forestry in driving nature recovery

Chair: Orla Fahy, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine

3. Building Partnerships for People and Nature – The Shared Island Initiative

Chairs:  Shirley Clerkin, Heritage Officer, Monaghan Co. Co.; Lisa-Dee Collery, Department of the Taoiseach’s Shared Island Initiative

15.00 – 15.30     Break and networking

Parallel Sessions Group 2

15.30 – 17.00

4. Actions for Nature – NPWS partnerships and initiatives

Chair: Ciara Carberry, NPWS

5. Food, Forests and the Future 2: The role of agriculture in driving nature recovery

Chair: Pamela Boyle, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

6. Enhancing the Evidence base : Research and Data4Nature

Chairs: Jane Stout (Trinity College Dublin) and Catherine Farrell

7. Places for People and Planet: The role of Zoos, Gardens and Aquaria in supporting the NBAP

Chair: Andrew Mooney, Dublin Zoo

Afternoon Plenary

17.00 – 17.10     Ana Maria Hernandez Salgar, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

17.10 – 18.00     Panel discussion: The Biodiversity Emergency and the Media

Chair: Cara Augustenborg, University College Dublin

18.00 – 18.30 Refreshments and networking

 

18.30  Field excursion to Dublin Zoo

 

Thursday 9th June 2022

Morning

Registration opens 08.00; Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served until 9.00am

Plenary

08.30 – 09.30     NBAP Breakfast clinic

Facilitated by KPMG, NPWS, Natural Capital Ireland and Countryscape

Parallel Sessions Group 3

09.40 – 11.10

8. Financing Restoration: The role of blended finance in catalysing restoration and investment

Chair: Shane McGuinness, University College Dublin

9. Communities in Action: Villages, towns, farms, townlands

Chair: Tina Roche, The Community Foundation for Ireland

10. Connecting National Priorities 1: Biodiversity, Culture and Social Well-being

Chair: Martina Moloney, The Heritage Council

11. Connecting National Priorities 2: Climate Action and Biodiversity

Chair: Gerry Clabby, Department of Environment and Climate Change

Break    11.10 – 11.40

Parallel Sessions Group 4

11.40 – 13.10

12. Water from Mountains to Coasts: Promoting recovery in freshwater and water-dependent ecosystems

Chair: Colin Byrne, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

13. Connecting National Priorities 3: Biodiversity and the Planning System

Chair: Enda Mullen, NPWS

14. Education & Outreach – Inspiring Public Engagement

Chair: Ella McSweeny

15. Business for Biodiversity: Driving nature-positive business models

Chair: Lucy Gaffney, Ireland’s Business for Biodiversity Platform

13.10 – 14.10     Buffet lunch

Closing Plenary

14.10 – 15.00     Panel discussion: Voices for Nature – the role of NGOs

Chair: Karen Ciesielski, Irish Environment Network

15.00 – 15.45     National Biodiversity Forum: Wrap up, Feedback from sessions, and NBF perspectives

Chair: Tasman Crowe, University College Dublin and Chair of the National Biodiversity Forum

15.45 – 16.00     Closing remarks from NPWS

16.00 – 16.45     Networking and refreshments

16.45     Departure