02 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.
The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.Read more about the RIA
The Committee for Climate Change and Environmental Sciences is a broadly based body with representatives from third-level institutions in Ireland and Northern Ireland involved in climate and environmental research, as well as representatives from State agencies and other bodies with an interest in this area. The current Committee was formed in 2018 with a four-year term of office. The Committee meets regularly and performs a broad range of functions including, but not limited to, organising outreach events, promoting public engagement, responding to Government consultations and producing expert statements.