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Connecting the dots on mitigation: How to achieve greater coherence between interrelated negotiations on climate change in 2015?

21 May 2015

This blog is based on a presentation by IIEA Senior Research Follow, Joseph Curtin, to a United Nations event entitled, “Connecting the Dots in 2015: How to achieve greater coherence between interrelated policy processes on climate change”.

Delivered 12:30pm (EDT), 20 May 2015


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International Survey Findings: Climate-smart agriculture important for developed economies but no clear global leader has emerged

15 May 2015

The IIEA/RDS Leadership Forum on Climate-Smart Agriculture conducted a survey of key international stakeholders in agriculture and climate change. The survey findings suggest that the vast majority of respondents think that Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is equally important and appropriate in both developed and developing countries.

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Take our climate-smart agriculture survey now!

28 Apr 2015

This survey is now closed, stand by for analysis and results.

The IIEA & RDS Leadership Forum on Climate-Smart Agriculture invites you to participate in an online survey exploring the implications of climate-smart agriculture. We have two surveys: one for Irish and one for international stakeholders. 


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Britain and Europe: The Endgame – An Irish Perspective

01 Apr 2015

The IIEA has launched a new publication which analyses Britain’s fraught relationship with the EU. It has been welcomed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs and has received conserable attention in the media.


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European Energy Union: Living up to its name?

27 Mar 2015

On Thursday, 19 March 2015, the European Council of Heads and State and Government met to discuss the European Commission’s proposals for an ‘Energy Union’. The President of the Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, has identified the reform and reorganisation of Europe’s energy policy as one of his major priorities. He even created a new position, that of Vice President for Energy Union, to make this reform a reality. In this new role, Maros Sefcovic has maintained a high-profile approach,announcing that Energy Union “is undoubtedly the most ambitious European project since the foundation of the coal and steel community”.

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A Climate-Smart Island: Developing a Coherent Irish Response to the Climate and Food Security Challenges

24 Mar 2015

We are a food producing island. Last year our food and drink exports amounted to €10.5 billion, which is €200 million a week. The largest contributor to this was the dairy and ingredient sector at €3b. And this sector has ambitions to increase this figure significantly in the coming years.

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Civilian Drone Regulation, Ready for Take-Off?

19 Dec 2014

The market for privately owned and operated drones is expanding. This blog examines the regulatory role the European Commission will play in integrating civilian drones into European airspace.

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Report on the study visit of the IIEA Germany Group to Berlin

18 Dec 2014

This report presents the findings of the study trip to Berlin undertaken by the IIEA Germany Group in November 2014.

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The Lima Call to Climate Action and the role of national pledges

15 Dec 2014

The key to interpreting the Lima Call to Action is understanding national mitigation pledges (called INDCs), and their central role in ongoing negotiations. The Lima outcome brought quite a bit of clarity to these pledges, but also highlighted key differences between major countries and challenges to be overcome. 

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IIEA Corporate Tax Conference in the News

05 Dec 2014

The IIEA/KPMG conference on Taxation, which took place this week in the Mansion House on 3 December presented a whole range of perspectives on these topics, which have become the centre of attention since the OECD initiated the BEPS programme, in July 2013, which aims to shift the global goalposts for taxation and to provide governments with instruments to prevent corporates and multinational companies from misusing the rules by engaging in BEPS practices. 

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Fibre to the Building (FTTB) - Power to the People

20 Nov 2014

The third and final animation in the IIEA’s/ESB ‘Power to the People’ series focuses on the arrival of end-to-end fibre optic broadband in Ireland. In July 2014, ESB and Vodafone announced a joint venture which would utilise the existing electricity infrastructure to deliver 100 per cent fibre broadband to up to 500,000 homes and businesses throughout Ireland. The delivery of fibre optic cables directly to the building (FTTB) means that many Irish users, particularly outside of Dublin, who had previously lacked high-speed connections will now have access to speeds from 200-1000 Mbps.


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