Five Degrees of Change: Marie Donnelly interviewed

The incoming chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council sets out her vision of what needs to happen to create a greener and better world

Marie Donnelly: ‘Part of the process is to simplify the relevance of climate change into our daily lives in a way that allows us to take specific actions we can control.’ Picture: Marcus Gloger

Marie Donnelly was working in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment and Social Affairs in 2010 when she got a call suggesting she move over to the energy department.

“I have to say that for the first few months or so, I was very silent at meetings because I really didn’t understand a lot of what was being talked about,” Donnelly told the Business Post. “But after a while, I grasped the energy issues. ...