Back to FEW

Eamon RyanEamon Ryan

Irish Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications

Eamon Ryan TD is the Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport. He was appointed to this role in June 2020.

Eamon Ryan was elected to represent Dublin Bay South in the 2020 general election.

He was born in Dublin and raised in Dundrum and Dartry.

He studied commerce in UCD before taking a job managing a marketing course in the university's School of Business. He went on to found a cycling tourism company, Irish Cycling Safaris, in the late 1980s and in 1996 won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

He was the founding chairperson of the Dublin Cycling Campaign and began his political career as a Dublin City Councillor for the Rathgar-Rathmines ward. He then went on to serve both as a TD for Dublin South and as a Government Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

In recent years he has worked for a European climate organisation and chaired the digital policy group in the Institute of International and European Affairs.

He is currently leader of the Green Party/Comhaontas Glas.

Takes part in

Jan, 20 11:30 AM CET
Main Stage

Ireland's Action Plan: from 7% Reduction by 2030 to Full Elimination of GHG Emissions by 2050

As leader of the Irish Green Party, Minister Ryan has been an active advocate of green energy transition in his country. In the interview we will focus on the Ministry’s plans for 2021-2022, which will enable the country to meet its 2030 goals of reducing carbon emissions by 55 percent. The talk will be focused on the government support for new technologies, 5-year carbon budgets and collaboration with the private sector.
Eamon Ryan Irish Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications