Our Sustainable City
DCU and the CARO Offices
DCU is focused on transforming lives and societies. Locally, we are working with the Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) in Dublin to support our city’s need for change. DCU has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the CARO office to support this engagement.
Discover some of our projects below.
Eat the Streets! brings together schools, farmers, urban growers and neighbourhoods to celebrate Dublin’s food in all its glory. We grow, cook, create and discover together, helping to dig up the city’s rich food heritage. What we begin in March culminatesin a 10-day festival every June.
Dr Darren Clarke, from DCU School of History and Geography, has published two reports in partnership with the Irish local government sector, to inform the sector's current and future climate action policies.
A Profile of Local Government Climate Actions in Ireland (with Dr Bernie O'Donoghue-Hynes, Head of Research, Local Government Management Agency)
We are playing a key role in the testing of next generation technologies for the micromobility industry. In 2019, we hosted a pilot project on our private campus road network for Luna to pilot its centimeter-level location technology ahead of commercial roll-out.
Luna comprises Transpoco, a leader in vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions, and Taoglas, the world’s leading provider of next-generation IoT solutions, both of whom are based at DCU Alpha (the university's innovation campus).
The project produced valuable control and governance data to inform Irish and global policy formulation on e-scooter usage
As part of DCU's MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society and supervised by Dr Diarmuid Torney and Dr Sabrina Dekker, students completed their final dissertations on themes that were relevant to Dublin City Council's climate actions.
Students agreed the topics jointly with Dublin City Council. Topics included:
- Developing a climate action awareness programme with Junior Achievement Ireland
- Fast Fashion and Textile Recycling
- Re-Municipalisation of Waste Services.