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IDA needs ‘climate ambassador’ to sell Ireland as location for green business

Climate consultant Edward Cameron argues that IDA Ireland is missing the next step in its evolution – a climate ambassador

26th May, 2019
Former minister for finance Charlie McCreevy

Companies’ attitude to environmental issues and particularly how they get their energy is changing and the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) should reflect that, according to Edward Cameron, a climate consultant to businesses and governments.

In its 70-year history, the IDA has been extremely successful in getting multinational companies to locate in Ireland. However, Cameron argues that it is missing the next step in its evolution – a climate ambassador.

“Why doesn’t IDA appoint a...

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