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Putting a Price on Carbon: Exploring Carbon Pricing Mechanisms

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 12 March 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, D04 R3N2, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Early Bird Member: €195
    Early Bird Non-Member: €275

    Member: €245
    Non-Member: €325

    Early Bird rate available until 27 February

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place

  • CPD Credit
    5.5 hours   C1


Seminar Overview

Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. Reduction measures announced in Project Ireland 2040 are projected to be insufficient to meet Ireland’s 2030 decarbonisation targets.  As we look ahead, carbon pricing will play a central role in achieving National and European emissions reductions, however, the approaches and implications of this policy instrument are not widely understood. This seminar will provide an understanding of the different carbon pricing mechanisms and  promote debate about how engineers can use these to  address these challenges and opportunities for the betterment of our climate.

Seminar Aim

Our Energy, Environment and Climate Action Division holds an annual seminar for engineers working in the Energy sector.

This year, our seminar will explore the role of carbon pricing mechanisms and the impacts of current and future solutions on your business, your home and your wallet.

Our members include engineers working in the energy supply industry, energy intensive businesses, consultancy, education, research and development, energy technology and software development and the implementation of energy management systems.

Our Division provides members with a professional and social network for developing their knowledge base while promoting the latest thinking in energy and environmental engineering.  

Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn:

  • What are the national and European decarbonisation ambitions. 
  • What current carbon pricing mechanisms are used to day. 
  • How industry participants are  implementing carbon pricing today.
  • How carbon pricing can assist engineers to make more climate conscious decisions.
  • How carbon pricing can foster innovation of low carbon technologies. 


Topics will include

Session 1 - The scale of the challenge/opportunity for engineers 

  • The EU Green Deal
  • Irish Climate Emergency

Session 2 - Understanding Carbon Pricing Mechanisms

Session 3 - Impact on the Engineering Profession 

  • Project Design 
  • Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  • Measurement and verification
  • Technological Advancements
  • Skills and tools required to implement effective carbon pricing and drive carbon neutral innovation. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Those wishing to learn from thought-leaders and policy in relation to the challenges posed by carbon pricing.
  • Those looking to contribute and offer their valued opinion on climate action policy & innovation.
  • Those seeking to get an understanding how carbon pricing will impact their businesses, homes and wallet. 

Make a Booking

12 March 2020


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 15 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled. This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.