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Sean McCabe

Sean holds an B.Sc in Applied Physics from Dublin City University and an M.Sc. in Development Practice awarded by Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. Prior to joining TASC, Sean worked as a Policy Officer with the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice for five years. During this time he engaged with the negotiations leading to the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He also led the Foundation’s work on intergenerational equity. Sean spent five years working in the private sector, as a catastrophe risk analyst with Renaissance Reinsurance. He also spent 2 years working in a hospice in Kolkata, India, and worked with the Environmental Protection Agency in Sierra Leone building the agencies capacity in Geographic Information Systems.


Government’s new climate bill falls short of climate leadership

Sean McCabe 08/10/2020

The much-anticipated Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020, published this week, was to be a significant moment in the story of Ireland's contribution to the global fight against climate breakdown. From an initial reading, and in absence of the substance of revised plans and carbon budgets required by the bill, it is …



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 …

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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