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Newsletter 20 - January 2024

Dr Diarmuid Torney on the publication of Ireland's first Climate Change Assessment report, key climate dates in 2024, Dr Darren Clarke looks back on broken climate records in 2023, Dr Markus Pauli and Dr Jivanta Schottli share their new book 'India's Statecraft and Foreign Policy', and Jack Campbell writes about 'The X factor: Accountability on a changing platform.'


Newsletter 19 - December 2023

Sadhbh O' Neill asks whether COP28 was a surprising success or another disastrous delay, Dr Rowan Oberman on picturebook possibilities for exploring climate issues, and the Centre participates in a symposium on the role culture, the arts, and the media can play in promoting sustainability in Ireland.


Newsletter 18 - November 2023

Dr Diarmuid Torney on the key issues on the COP28 agenda, Dr Fabiola Schneider on the global push for Scope 3 disclosure, and a COP28 wishlist from Centre members. 


Newsletter 17 - The Good News Issue - October 2023

Dr Dave Robbins on solutions journalism, Prof Peader Kirby and Dr Amalia Gómez-Casilla on modelling a sustainable future at their ecovillages in Ireland and Spain, and Dr James Carton on Ireland's new green National Hydrogen Strategy. Plus, where to find good news stories about climate change.


Newsletter 16 - September 2023

Centre Director Dr Dave Robbins looks at how the media reports on extreme events, Isha Smiti Thakur on stories of resilience in the riparian communities of the Brahmaputra River Basin in South Asia, Dr Benjamin Mallon on climate change education for young people, and a just transition for whom?


Newsletter 15 - June 2023

EU Nature Restoration Law, Reuters media report sheds light on climate journalism, and Ireland ‘not on track’ to hit emissions reduction target. 


Newsletter 14 - May 2023

Highlights from 'Rewild & Renew' conference, Dr Jimmy O'Keeffe on urban blue and green space, and Dr Diarmuid Torney on the final report of Ireland’s first Children and Young People’s Assembly on Biodiversity Loss. 


Newsletter 13 - March 2023

Lughan Deane on the protest signs of the Climate Strike movement, Dr Darren Clarke breaks down the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Synthesis Report, and Roberta Ragucci interrogates opposition to an East African pipeline.


Newsletter 12 - February 2023

Dr Ellen Howley writes about poets and climate change, Sukanya Shukla on green nudges, and Stephanie McDonald on the joys of 'slow' travel.  


Newsletter 11 - January 2023

Key climate dates in 2023, Rabia Qusien on Pakistan’s floods and challenges for women, sustainability forecast for Irish businesses, and Dr Goran Dominioni on prospects for decarbonising international shipping in an equitable manner.        


Newsletter 10 - December 2022

MSc in Climate Change students visit EU institutions, Sadhbh O’Neill on why COP27 was a wasted opportunity, Dr Victoria Gómez on climate communication in Uruguay, and the rise of the Green Collar workforce.


Newsletter 9 - November 2022

Dr Trish Morgan on 'What is political ecology?', the Children and Young People’s Assembly on Biodiversity Loss release calls to action, and Professor Pat Brereton asks if Avatar 2 is an escapist sci-fi or cautionary climate tale.


Newsletter 8 - October 2022

The basics of climate science, Dr Danny Marks on 5 ways to increase urban climate resilience, and Dr Orlagh Reynolds explains the progression from CSR to ESG. 


Newsletter 7 - September 2022

Hope and agency in climate action, Children and Young People's Assembly on Biodiversity Loss to begin, and 'C' Grade for Government on delivery of climate and environment commitments.


Newsletter 6 - July 2022

What works in climate communications, who's paying attention to climate change coverage, and launch of DCU MSc in Climate Change Alumni and Student Network. 


Newsletter 5 - May 2022

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, gives keynote address at Centre conference, a Q&A with environmental writer and campaigner George Monbiot, and release of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) annual State of Global Climate report.


Newsletter 4 - April 2022

Climate change in turbulent times, implications for Ireland of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mitigation report, and Environmental Justice in Ireland report released.


Newsletter 3 - March 2022

Deloitte Ireland announced as founding partner of the Centre, what the IPCC report on impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability means for Ireland, and Centre Co-Director Prof Pat Brereton releases a new book on the key concepts in the discourse around climate change.


Newsletter 2 - January 2022

The climate year ahead, eco-films to watch, and what we'll be reading in 2022.


Newsletter 1 - November 2021

Why the social sciences and humanities are relevant to climate, the four pillars of our research centre, and Centre members at COP26.