- In October 2021 the draft Green Growth Strategy was published by the NI Executive setting how we plan to tackle the climate crisis in a balanced way by considering climate, the environment and the economy together.
- This was consulted upon and will be ready to go back to a new Executive as a final Strategy upon their return.
- In parallel the Climate Change Bill has been progressing and is currently awaiting Royal Assent.
- This wide ranging legislation sets ambitious net zero targets and will have a profound impact on future governments and wider society
Speaker at The Northern Ireland Waste & Resource Management Conference 2022
Kevin Hegarty, Director of Green Growth & Climate Change, Dept of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
” I have over 20 years experience working in the public, private and utility sectors in energy. I have worked mainly in development, M&A, energy strategy and energy policy . This time has been spent at a senior level in various countries, markets and regulatory regimes. Specialties: Energy Policy and Strategy; Team Building and Development; Business Analysis; Organisational Process Development; Mergers and Acquisitions (SPA, JV etc.); Contract Negotiations (PPA, EPC etc); Project Origination/Site Selection; Project Development and Progression.”