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Creating sustainable futures through a Circular Economy

Friday, 2 October 2020

Circular pathways - our future for regenerative and sustainable living.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog

Old data to the rescue: recovering weather observations to shed light on our past and present climate

Friday, 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...

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog

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...

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Climate Governance and Fundamental Rights before the Supreme Court

Monday, 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.[1]  This case raises important issues of constitutional law, human rights...

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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.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog

Climate, food and health: Critical policy choices in the post-Covid 19 world

Wednesday, 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...

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog, Covid-19 Research Response

The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Insider perspectives on the 7 August 2019 approval session and key policy messages

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EASAC Climate Change and Health Report Presented at Conferences in Ireland

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Professor Pat Goodman was recently invited to present on EASAC’s latest report at two major Irish conferences

Policy and International Relations, International Activities, Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

‘Hitting the Sweet Spot’: Media Engagement and Potential Behaviour Change

Monday, 21 October 2019

Environmental scholars are worried about the lack of public recognition and behaviour change around how serious climate change is for the future of our planet. Why are we not changing our behaviour and how can we...

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Extreme Weather Events in Europe

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Ray McGrath, UCD comments on Extreme weather events in Europe in the latest blog from the Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

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