Expert: Dr. Matt Kennedy
EGCA Expert for Climate Change: Mitigation
EGLA Expert for Climate Change & Energy Performance
Head of Strategy and Business (International Energy Research Centre)
Dr. Matt Kennedy is Head of Strategy and Business in the International Energy Research Centre, an Irish Government supported energy research centre. He was previously National Delegate (Energy) for Horizon 2020 for Ireland and led Energy R&D for the Irish Government’s Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Matt held the position of Special Advisor on energy and climate issues.
Matt was lead EU Negotiator for energy technology transfer at the UNFCCC’s international climate change negotiations (COP21) and was a member of the UNFCCC’s Technology Executive Committee (TEC) responsible for providing mitigation and adaptation technology policy advice to the UN Conference of the Parties.
Matt was Chair of UNEP’s Climate Technology Centre and Network, Copenhagen, Chair of the IEA’s Renewable Energy Technology Deployment Technology Collaboration Programme, Paris, and the Chair of the Programme Board of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), Vienna.
Matt holds a PhD from the School of Engineering of Trinity College Dublin, and Masters’ degrees from NUI Galway and University College Dublin.