Book Launch ‘Adapting to Climate Change: Governance Challenges’

Alliance Francaise, Kildare St. D2
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Following the historic Paris Agreement on climate change last weekend, governments around the world now face daunting challenges to realise the ambitious target of keeping warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius. A new book edited by Deiric O’Broin of DCU and Peadar Kirby of Glasnevin Publishing, will be launched by Alex White TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, tomorrow, Thursday 17th December.

Adapting to Climate Change: Governance Challenges examines both the nature of the challenges involved and then focuses in particular on the challenges facing local authorities, with chapters on Dublin City Council, Cork County Council and North Down Borough Council. The book ends with a chapter that identifies the weaknesses of the culture and institutions of Irish governance to address these challenges.

Adapting to Climate Change: Governance Challenges is being launched in the Alliance Francaise (corner of Kildare and Nassau Streets, Dublin) at 6:30pm on Thursday December 17th.


Deiric Ó Broin is Director of NorDubCo, based in Dublin City University, and Associate Director of the Institute for Innovative Government in the School of Law and Government in DCU where he lectures in Irish politics. In addition he lectures in local development and innovation and supervises research at the School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning in the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Peadar Kirby is Professor Emeritus of International Politics and Public Policy at the University of Limerick, Adjunct Professor at the University of Iceland and at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, and is chair of the board of Cloughjordan ecovillage, Co. Tipperary.