Commission President-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, has argued that the question of climate action is a moral, human and political obligation. She has made climate action a core element of her ‘Agenda for Europe’.
Brexit and climate change are like apples and tomatoes—there is no reason to mix them. To do so is to perpetuate the false dichotomy that we must choose between the economy and the environment when, in reality, there are no jobs on a dead planet.
In this publication, IIEA Senior Fellow Joseph Curtin argues that the “Trump Effect” has created a powerful countervailing force acting against the momentum which the Paris Agreement on climate change hoped to generate.
In this climate policy blog, Joseph Curtin, IIEA Senior Research Fellow, examines how California’s climate performance would fare under the EU’s climate policy framework, and whether it would hold up under the microscope of closer inspection
It has been well-documented that Ireland is unlikely to meet its 2020 climate and energy targets. To meet the country’s 2030 targets, an ambitious, but realistic, climate and energy roadmap is needed now.
Applications are now invited for a showcase of innovative solutions to climate change from all disciplines. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to present their project at a major international conference.
Are large fines looming if Ireland does not achieve its binding European renewable energy targets? Interinstitutional trilogue negotiations on two key pieces of legislation, which commenced in Brussels in late February 2018, should be watched closely.
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