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New knowledge partnerships needed to address sustainability challengesWednesday, 18 May 2022
How academics, members of the public and policy makers can work together to research solutions to climate change challenges. Find out more in this blog by Dr Paul Bolger, UCC.
Water is a public health issueThursday, 13 May 2021
Availability of a secure supply of clean water is a necessity that comes at a high cost, but has an as yet unrealised value. Find out more in this blog by Professor Fiona Regan, DCU.
The role of the ocean in global climate: Interplay of natural oscillations and global warmingFriday, 19 February 2021
Measurements made in the ocean in recent decades have improved our understanding of the physical connections between ocean and atmosphere and of the role of the ocean in climate. Find out more in this blog by Professor...
Adapting to a changing climate: How can we build resilience?Wednesday, 18 November 2020
We must build resilience to a range of challenges, including that of climate change. Individuals play a critical role in our combined path to a resilient economy and society. Find out more in this blog by Dr Olga M...
Creating sustainable futures through a Circular EconomyFriday, 2 October 2020
Circular pathways - our future for regenerative and sustainable living.
Old data to the rescue: recovering weather observations to shed light on our past and present climateFriday, 14 August 2020
There are many paper records from the nineteenth century containing handwritten weather observations from various sites around Ireland. Finding these records and rescuing the data from them is not an easy task but could...
COVID-19 recovery and green growth: What is holding up implementation of the Paris Agreement?Tuesday, 21 July 2020
In just a few weeks, the Covid-19 pandemic has led us to mobilise crisis response and best determine how we can live with the pandemic in the short term. The next stage, and one that we eagerly await, is how we can...
Climate Governance and Fundamental Rights before the Supreme CourtMonday, 22 June 2020
On 22 and 23 June 2020 the Supreme Court will hear the appeal in Climate Case Ireland, a challenge to the State’s National Mitigation Plan. This case raises important issues of constitutional law, human rights law...
Drought: a risk being overlooked in Ireland?Tuesday, 2 June 2020
The year 2018 revealed the vulnerabilities of Irish society to drought across multiple sectors, particularly water supply, agriculture and ecology. Now, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, another drought is brewing.
Climate, food and health: Critical policy choices in the post-Covid 19 worldWednesday, 6 May 2020
Charting an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will involve difficult choices and trade-offs. Finding the right balance between measures to kick start the economy and policies which require time to deliver...