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Origin Green – How can the bioeconomy support the Pathways to Net Zero initiative?

October 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

  • Welcome and introduction – Deirdre Ryan, Director of Origin Green
  • Overview of the Bioeconomy and sustainability opportunities – Kevin O’Connor, Director of BiOrbic, Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre
  • Origin Green Member bioeconomy experience and lessons learnt – TBD
  • 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




Bord Bia
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications