Prof. John Fitzgerald

Professor John Fitzgerald is the Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council. He is an adjunct professor in Economics at Trinity College Dublin and former research professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute. He is currently also a member of the Commission of the Central Bank of Ireland.


Prof. Alan Barrett

Prof. Alan Barrett

Professor Alan Barrett is Director of the Economic and Social Research Institute. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. He has a PhD in Economics from Michigan State University. He was a member of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council between 2011 and 2015. He chaired the National Economic Dialogue in 2015 and 2016.


Prof. Gerry Boyle

Prof. Gerry Boyle

Professor Gerry Boyle is Director of Teagasc. Appointed in 2007, Professor Boyle is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the National University of Ireland and was head of the Economics Department at NUI Maynooth. He holds a BA, MA and PhD from UCD.


Laura Burke

Laura Burke

Laura Burke is the Director General of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), appointed in 2011 and served as a Director within the EPA since 2004. Laura is the Chair of the European Environment Agency (EEA) Management Board and is also the Chair to the Societal Challenge 5 Advisory Group for Horizon 2020. Prior to joining the EPA, she worked in the private sector. Laura is a graduate chemical engineer of University College Dublin (UCD), holds an MSc from Trinity College, Dublin and is a Chartered Director. In 2016 Laura was awarded the UCD Engineering Graduates Association (EGA) Distinguished Graduate Award.


Prof. Peter Clinch

Prof. Peter Clinch

Professor J Peter Clinch is Jean Monnet Professor of European Economic Integration and Full Professor of Public Policy at UCD. Peter holds BA, MA, and PhD degrees in economics and a Diploma in environmental impact assessment. He is a former Vice-President of UCD and senior government adviser. He is currently Chair of the National Competitiveness Council and an expert in environmental economics and economic development, enterprise, and innovation policy.


Prof. Frank Convery

Prof. Frank Convery

Professor Frank Convery is Chairman of the Earth Institute in University College Dublin. He was formerly Chair of the Sustainable Development Council, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and An Taisce. He is active on a number of EU-wide investigations and bodies as well as President of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.


Joseph Curtin

Dr Joseph Curtin

Dr Joseph Curtin is Senior Research Fellow with responsibility for climate change policy at the Institute of International and European Affairs and a Research Fellow at University College Cork. In the past he has worked for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Ireland’s National Economic and Social Council and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the London School of Economics.


Prof. Anna Davies

Prof. Anna Davies

Professor Anna Davies is a professor at the School of Nature Sciences in Trinity College Dublin and Chair of Geography, Environment and Society. She is the Chair of Future Earth Ireland and Secretary of the European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production. She holds a PhD in Geography from Cambridge University and an MSc in planning and environmental impact assessment from Oxford Brookes University and is an expert in environmental governance, specifically focusing on consumption, sustainability transitions and public participation in environmental decision making.


Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer

Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer

Professor Dr Ottmar Edenhofer is Deputy Director and Chief Economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany as well as Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change. He is a professor of the economics of climate change at the Technical University of Berlin and served as one of the co-chairs of the IPCC Working Group III.


Jim Gannon

Jim Gannon

Jim Gannon is Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). In Ireland, Jim has advised both the public and private sector on policy and infrastructure development, and on sustainable resource strategy. He has also provided advice to DG CLIMA and DG ENER across various programmes. Jim is an Engineering Graduate of NUI Galway, with an MSc from the University of Wales Aberystwyth and an MBA from the UCD Smurfit School of Business.


Prof. Alan Matthews

Prof. Alan Matthews

Professor Alan Matthews is Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy in the Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He was President of the European Association of Agricultural Economists in the period 2011-2014.