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Should US reveal the truth and withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement?

11 May 2017

As the latest round of climate negotiations kick off in Bonn this week, a tug of war in the White House on climate protection may have profound implications. Joseph Curtin, IIEA’s Senior Fellow, assesses the development of climate policy within the Trump administration, and the implications for future international climate cooperation in this analysis.

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Can Ireland get to grips with its low-carbon development challenge?

30 Mar 2017

Can Ireland get to grips with its low-carbon development challenge?

IIEA policy brief assesses new Government draft strategy.

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How much of Ireland’s “fiscal space” will climate inaction consume?

07 Sep 2016

How much of Ireland’s “fiscal space” will climate inaction consume?

 

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EU 2030 Climate Proposal: Ball in Ireland’s Court Now

08 Aug 2016

This op ed first appeared in the Sunday Independent under "Climate change isn't just about the suckler herd"

Brexit has garnered many business headlines over the summer. The EU's efforts to combat climate change, by comparison, have slipped somewhat under the radar. Published in July, a new proposal will have profound implications for the Irish economy in the decades ahead.

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IIEA/RDS Climate Smart Agriculture Report Launched

14 Jul 2016

 

Ensuring food security for all and preventing dangerous climate change are two of the biggest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. This report follows an 18-month process overseen by the IIEA/RDS Leadership Forum on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), under which we worked with stakeholders and experts to identify smart, ambitious and pragmatic solutions for Irish agriculture within this global context. 

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The historic signing of Paris Agreement and the need for greater climate ambition

22 Apr 2016

Leaders of over 160 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change in New York today. This is a record for an international treaty and shows that the political momentum behind tackling climate change has not waned since Paris. 

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Pledges, “ratchet” mechanisms and clean-tech innovation: The three pillars of a successful Paris outcome

01 Dec 2015

 

 

A new approach to fostering international cooperation on climate action will be road tested at the Paris climate conference. At its heart are pledges made by individual countries to manage their carbon footprints. So far 180 countries have come forward with commitments covering over 95% of global emissions.

 

 

 

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Climate Hero or Villain? An Analysis of China’s Plans for Low Carbon Transition

20 Jul 2015
Climate Hero or Villain? An Analysis of China's Plans for Low Carbon Transition, written by Joseph Curtin is now available for download.
 

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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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