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CIEEM 2024 Irish Conference: Examining the Practical Impacts of Environmental Policy and Legislation on Ireland’s Ecology


As ecologists and Environmental Managers our day to day work is being impacted by an increasing amount of policy and legislative changes. This has made the understanding of these more important in the career of an Ecologists and Environmental Managers. Our conference this year is looking to provide an opportunity for a deep dive into new and emerging environmental policy and legislation and its impact on nature and people through our work.

We are aiming for this conference to provide delegates with digestible insights into the impacts and opportunities of rapid policy and legislative change on their work on the Island of Ireland.


The full conference programme will be announced shortly. Confirmed speakers include:

Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – ‘Opening Address’

Mr Justice Humphreys, Judge of the High Court of Ireland for Planning and Environment – ‘An outline of Ireland’s Planning and Environment Court’

Tom Gittings MCIEEM, Ecological Consultant – ‘Beyond the 100/36 standard: an evidence-based review of wind energy ornithological guidance’

Alice Whittaker, Partner at Philip Lee LLP – ‘Accelerating renewables and the rebuttable IROPI presumption’

Caroline Chapman FCIEEM, Director of DTA Ecology Ltd – ‘The Dutch Nitrogen Ruling and an evolving approach to air pollution assessment for European sites in Ireland’

Paul Scott CEcol CEnv MCIEEM, Head of Ecological Guidance and Advisory Service at the National Parks and Wildlife Service – ‘The 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan: implications and opportunities’

Thomas Ball, Director of Nature and Land Use at KPMG’s Sustainable Futures – ‘Transitioning to a nature positive economy’

Colm Clarke MCIEEM, Principal Ecologist at Scott Cawley – ‘Navigating Legal Landscapes and Best Practices: Addressing Challenges in Bat Surveying and Mitigation Implementation in Ireland’

Book now to make a saving and ensure your place at THE conference where you’ll learn digestible insights about new and emerging policy and legislation in Ireland, and its impact on nature and people.

17th April, Croke Park, Dublin

Book now!

Ticket prices vary:
CIEEM Member (Fellow, Full, Associate & Qualifying) 1 £226.00 €264.00
CIEEM Member (Retired) 1 £110.00 €128.00
CIEEM Registered Practices (15% discount from member rate) 1 £192.00 €224.00
CIEEM Student (Member) 1 £58.00 €68.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £289.00 €337.00
Student (Non Member) 1 £104.00 €121.00

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