Category: Environment


From “why” to “why not”?

Chythenyen Devika Kulasekaran 21/04/2022

The current Russia-Ukraine war, is a wake-up call for countries to invest in renewable energy sources for energy security. The European Union, for example, imports nearly half of its gas (45 percent) from Russia, and policy experts have long advocated for the Union's energy independence. Famous economists such as Nicholas Stern have called for …



Climate action income supplement could alleviate costs of transitioning to carbon zero future

Shana Cohen 03/03/2022

The rise in oil prices and the recent IPCC report, which stresses that we have very little time to mitigate against the worst effects of climate …

Only bold political vision will prepare the public for climate change

Shana Cohen 05/08/2021

The recent climate catastrophes and human cost, the revelations about Pegasus cybersecurity, and the billionaires’ space race all reflect the …

Financing Just Transition in the North of Ireland

Seán Fearon 10/08/2020

Squaring the Circle - Financing the Just Transition in the north of IrelandA significant but narrowing gap in the Irish just transition literature is …

Build Back Better or Back to Business as usual?

Gerry Mitchell 30/06/2020

Build Back Better Guiding Principles Originating in the aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami, ‘Build Back Better’ has been a United Nations …

Food, health, and climate policy post-COVID-19

Tom Arnold 26/05/2020

As countries emerge from the worst ravages of Covid-19, governments face crucial decisions on balancing the health of citizens with the re-opening of …

Lost in percentages

Sean McCabe 11/05/2020

  Time is running out There remains only a small window of opportunity to enact the necessary climate action required to avoid catastrophic …

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