Category: Environment


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 climate change. Human activities since the beginning of industrialisation have led to an average increase in global temperatures of 1oC. A further half a degree rise in global temperatures would have …



Covid19 & the Developing World

Mary Van Lieshout 21/04/2020

The haunting coronavirus pandemic which has had such a devastating impact on all our lives has put the spotlight on the massive inequalities that …

Food For Thought As We Ponder Our Return to Normal

Sean McCabe 20/04/2020

Around the world, all but those workers essential to the functioning of critical services are sitting at home waiting for a return to …

The Future of Work in Rural Communities in Ireland

Sean McCabe 13/12/2019

The Carnegie UK Trust-TASC Ensuring Good Future Jobs essay collection describes many of the key challenges faced by workers in Ireland today, and …

We can’t say we haven’t been warned!

Sean McCabe 16/08/2019

Two significant reports were published in the past fortnight. The first was released to much clamour and made headlines around the world. The second …

Climate action plan is nothing if it fails to address inequality

Sean McCabe 24/06/2019

- Appeared in the Irish Times, June 24, 2019. The 2019 climate action plan, taken at face value, aims to catapult Ireland from laggard to leader on …

How can the agricultural sector engage a Just Transition?

Sean McCabe 11/06/2019

The second part of this blog on a Just Transition for agriculture considers how to enact a Just Transition for agriculture in Ireland that …

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