Tara Shine deciphers the Climate Action Plan for business
The latest edition of the Government’s climate plan marks a step change towards the decarbonisation of Ireland’s economy, but still lacks a clear narrative on expectations from business. Yet we can start to pull it together from threads in the hefty document’s various chapters.
Embracing ‘business unusual’: No time like an immediate crisis to plan a sustainability shift
While energy supply and interest rates fuel short-term uncertainty, what is certain is that damage to the ecosystem will destroy business in the long term. In her first column for The Currency, climate scientist Dr Tara Shine argues that the best response to current turmoil is to plan now for a more resilient future.
A poor Climate Action Plan, a poorer public debate: Ministers need cool heads to tackle global warming
Having raised expectations with a sugar-coated Climate Action Plan last year, Eamon Ryan and Charlie McConalogue are faced with the hard reality of carbon budgeting figures. It could be make-or-break time for the coalition.
Laura Roddy wins climate justice reporting award for work with The Currency
Last May, Laura Roddy published an in-depth article in The Currency explaining the controversy surrounding a proposed new cheese factory in Kilkenny. Today, she became the first ever recipient of the Climate Justice Reporting Award for this work.
“There will never be a solution to climate change without us realising that we are dealing with a much greater and broader problem”
Harold Hutchinson, Head of Equity Research at Investec, believes policymakers have taken a narrow approach to the climate crisis and that a more holistic approach is required. He also believes Ireland can play a major role in developing renewable technologies.
Climate change and us: It’s not behavioural change or technological fixes, it’s both
The stubborn public perception that someone else will have to change their lifestyle to cut greenhouse gas emissions can give the impression that only innovation will solve the problem. The government's home retrofit scheme reaches into this gap.