TU Dublin supporting the Decarbonising Dublin Summit

Published: 6 Jun, 2024

TU Dublin is a proud supporter of the upcoming Decarbonising Dublin Summit, which will take place for the very first time on Thursday, 14 November 2024.

Decarbonising Dublin Summit will be the first event to focus solely on the Dublin region and will explore the challenges and opportunities for the capital to meet its climate and energy targets against 2030 and 2050 time-horizons, while highlighting best practice case studies to draw inspiration from.

Organised independently by Dublin’s energy agency Codema, the Decarbonising Dublin Summit sets out to foster engaging and insightful discussion on how Dublin can become a leading European capital on climate mitigation and offers participants and attendees an opportunity to develop partnerships with like-minded stakeholders and communities looking to take action.

TU Dublin’s Sustainability Action Research and Innovation Lead, Dr Lorraine D'Arcy, is joining the summit as a speaker an panellist, together with the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications and Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD, Dr Ciarán Byrne, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Marion Jammet, Irish Green Building Council, David Storey, Fingal County Council Marie Donnelly, Climate Change Advisory Council, Seán McCabe, Bohemians FC, and Caitríona Kenny, Connecting Cabra.

Early-Bird tickets are on sale here


Decarbonisation and climate action at TU Dublin

TU Dublin is currently developing the third iteration of its Climate Action Roadmap which forecasts greenhouse gas emissions, outlines action plans to address gaps to targets, and prepares Scope 3 initiatives to meet 2030 and 2050 targets.

TU Dublin's campuses are within a 10 km radius of each other, serving Dublin’s major urban and suburban areas, with each campus contributing to the development of more liveable and sustainable local communities. Over 28,000 students and over 3,500 members of staff work and study between TU Dublin's five campus locations and our campus environment serves hundreds of thousands more people in neighbouring communities in multiple ways. 

Through collaboration and joined-up thinking, together we can achieve net-zero targets faster by learning from best practice and exploring trialled, tested, and scalable innovations. TU Dublin realises this opportunity and is already leading on a number of major decarbonisation projects including district heating networks, geothermal exploration projects, and the HEA funded 'Sustainable University Campus' smart digital technologies and building information modelling project. Each of these projects act as test bed where transparency, innovation and community engagement will serve to establish and disseminate best practice to inspire other organisations and support communities as they transition towards net zero.

Shared Impact

Partnering with agencies, authorities and communities to explore the challenges and opportunities to reduce local carbon emissions aligns with TU Dublin's Strategic Intent to 2030 under the pillars of:

  • People (fostering individual talents in an ever-changing world),
  • Planet (a powerhouse for living & breathing sustainability),
  • and Partnership (delivering shared impact).

These initiatives support many of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in particular SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 13: Climate Action, and SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

SDG 7 SDG 11 SDG 13 SDG 17