Media’s Role in Sustainable Development – Accelerating progress on the SDGs 

Title: Media’s Role in Sustainable Development – Accelerating progress on the SDGs

Date: Tuesday 27th February

Time: 11:30am – 3.00pm

Location: RTÉ, Donnybrook D4 (in-person)

The topic: This event will unite key stakeholders from the media, government, business, and civil society to delve into the pivotal role of the media in driving positive progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As an SDG champion under the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) SDG Champions programme, RTÉ is delighted to be hosting the event and to be bringing fellow SDG champions together with the Irish media industry to share ideas on sustainable development.

We hope to see many Network member organisations there for what promises to be a fascinating conversation. Please share this information and the registration link below with your colleagues. Everyone is welcome.

If you can’t attend please let us know so we can redistribute your ticket.

If you’re not feeling well and suspect you may have COVID-19 symptoms, we kindly ask that you stay home. Your cooperation in keeping everyone safe and healthy is greatly appreciated. Please refer to COVID-19 (coronavirus) – for more information.

Registration: Click here to register for this free event.

Car Parking Information: Car parking is limited at the RTÉ Donnybrook campus, however the site is very well served by public transport.

The following transport routes that pass/near RTÉ Television Centre are as follows:

Bus: 145, 155, 39A, 46A, 47

Dart: Sydney Parade Dart Station is a 10 minute walk from RTÉ studios

The Agenda:

11.30: Arrival, registration & networking.

12.00: Welcome from Kevin Bakhurst, RTÉ Director General.

12.15: Introduction from Celene Craig, Broadcasting Commissioner at Coimisiún na Meán.

12.30: Fireside chat on The role of the media in driving progress on the SDGs.

With David Donoghue, Ireland’s former representative to the UN (from 2013 – 2017) and co-facilitator of the intergovernmental negotiations on the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. In conversation with Sinéad Crowley, Director of Media Development at Coimisiún na Meán and Dave Robbins, Director of the DCU Centre for Climate and Society.

13.15: Remarks from the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan.

13.30: Refreshments & networking.

14.00: Ireland’s progress on the SDGs: an overview from Mary Smyth, SDG Division of the Central Statistics Office

14.10: Panel discussion on How business, communities and the media can collaborate to deliver on the SDGs.

With panellists from the SDG champion programme and various media organisations.

Moderated by Claire Hyland, Independent Chair of the Sustainable Media Ireland Steering Group, and Head of the Youth Lab at Thinkhouse.

15.00: Close

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