Matt Kennedy, Director, Climate Services & Sustainability, Arup

Matt Kennedy (Phd) is an energy and environmental scientist and engineer, with over 20 years’ experience in delivering national and international carbon, climate and sustainable development initiatives across government, industry and academia. Matt leads carbon and climate change services and sustainable development for Arup across infrastructure and cities.

Matt was lead EU Negotiator for technology transfer at COP21 and was previously Chair of the UN’s Climate Technology Centre. In 2022 he facilitated negotiations on behalf of the UNFCCC in preparation for COP 27. Matt has worked with UN agencies across Africa, Asia and Middle East, helping countries to decarbonise and enhance their resilience to climate change. Matt holds a PhD in Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, and Masters’ degrees from NUI Galway and University College Dublin.

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