Dr. Matt Kennedy is Arup’s Sustainable Development Leader for Europe and Global Leader for Climate Strategy. Matt leads the Climate and Sustainability team and delivers carbon, climate change services and sustainable development within infrastructure, property and cities. He brings 25 years’ experience in delivering national and international climate and sustainable development initiatives across government, industry and academia.

Matt previously worked with the Irish Government, University College Cork and the United Nations where he led clean energy and climate transformation projects across Africa, Asia and Middle East. He was Lead Negotiator for the European Union at the UN Paris Agreement (COP21) negotiations and was previously Chair of the UNEP’s Climate Technology Centre. Matt holds a PhD in Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, and Masters’ degrees from NUI Galway and University College Dublin.