On this week’s episode we’ll be hearing about the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference, which has been taking place in Dublin this past week. 

The ECCA is Europe’s flagship conference on climate change adaptation in Europe and it’s the first time the event is being held in Ireland.

There are huge opportunities for Ireland when it comes to adapting to the impacts of climate change. That’s according to John Bell, a director of Research and Innovation with the European Commission.

We’ll also hear from a locally-based company that is aiming to become the Airbnb of electric vehicle charging. Maebh Reynolds is the founder of Dundalk-based GoPlugable and outlines what the new-start-up company is all about.

The 24-year-old Queen’s University Belfast graduate says the company’s market research has shown that the lack of access to a home charger in urban settings has proven a big problem for people who either live in apartments or in properties with no driveways.

Although Maebh herself is from Belfast, the company has received help from the New Frontiers programme at Dundalk Institute of Technology and also has a coworking space at the Mill Enterprise Hub in Drogheda.