On 10 March, A&L Goodbody sponsored the Irish Waste Management Conference in Croke Park. Over 300 delegates attended this year's event. The theme of the conference was "The Role of the Circular Economy in tackling Climate Change''.
Co-Head of the Environmental & Planning Group, Alison Fanagan presented to delegates on all that has happened in the waste area, both Irish and European, over the last two years. She discussed the important aspects of the General Scheme of the Circular Economy Bill 2021 for the waste sector, the use of s.160 planning injunctions in cases involving waste facilities, trends in EPA waste prosecutions and key takeaways from the EPA Report on Local Authority environmental enforcement 2021 regarding waste.
A&L Goodbody's Environmental & Planning law group is the largest such specialist team in Ireland, and a recognised market leader. Established over 30 years ago, our combined Dublin and Belfast 12 strong team provide integrated planning, environment and health and safety law advice to domestic and international corporates, State bodies, local authorities, government, private developers and financial institutions. We advise clients in a range of sectors including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, renewable energy, construction and property development (including in the area of compulsory purchase orders), transport, retail, professional services, technology and waste. We routinely advise clients on the impact of climate change, the European Green Deal and Irish climate change law on their developments, investments and strategies.