Category: Environment


Cycling to Carmageddon

James Wickham 11/12/2022

In 2030 there will be more cars on the road in Ireland. As a direct result of current climate change policy, the private car will be more embedded in Irish society than ever before. The current Climate Change Budget calls for a massive reduction in carbon emissions from the transport sector.  The Programme for Government signed by the …



Fiscal Rules Reform

Robert Sweeney 17/11/2022

On Wednesday last week, the European Commission published a communication on the future trajectory of the Fiscal Rules, which have been suspended …

Make Agriculture Exciting Again

Kieran Harrahill 18/10/2022

The question of how agriculture in Ireland can adapt to the need to reduce emissions has become a contentious issue recently. Agriculture has a large …

From Free Market to Subsidised Capitalism

Paul Sweeney 13/10/2022

There has been a revolutionary transformation of Capitalism, the western economic system, in just over a decade. Four extraordinary events have …

A recipe for climate action

Chythenyen Devika Kulasekaran 28/07/2022

For a long time, the economy was regarded as the "system," while the environment and society were regarded as "sub-systems." The global economy is …

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 …

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 …

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