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Origin Green–How Can the Bioeconomy Support the Pathways to Net Zero Initiative?

Friday 22nd Oct 2021 10:00 - 11:00
Registration Closed
Event is free of charge.

Origin Green–How Can the Bioeconomy Support the Pathways to Net Zero Initiative?

Origin Green, Ireland’s national food and drink sustainability programme, has published new procedures and guidelines that put carbon emission targets on a mandatory footing for food and drink manufacturers as the sector seeks to accelerate its contribution to the Programme for Government’s aim of carbon neutrality by 2050.

This marks a significant shift for the Origin Green programme and will see member companies go beyond reductions of energy-related emissions, to include a more comprehensive assessment of their entire carbon footprint, including value chain emissions which incorporates all indirect emissions (scope 3) associated with food manufacturing e.g. freight, travel.

This one-hour event will focus on how companies who develop a bioeconomy approach as part of its sustainability and innovation strategies can address its carbon emissions.  It will also highlight funding & finance opportunities that can support such considerations.

Agenda & Speaker Details:

  • Welcome and introduction – Martin Hofler, Sustainable Partnership and Development Manager .
  • Overview of the Bioeconomy and sustainability opportunities – Kevin O’Connor, Director of BiOrbic, Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre.
  • Origin Green Member bio-economy experience and lessons learnt – Clíodhna Dowling, Nutramara Marketing Manager.
  • Bioeconomy funding supports available to Origin Green members: Cathal Fitzgerald, Head of Food and Agricultural Investments NTMA-ISIF and Alexa Toomey, Department Manager Dairy, Beverages & Food FDI.