Read more: Air Quality in Ireland 2022
The Environmental Protection Agency has just published “Air Quality in Ireland 2022”. The report is available here.
Read more: Heat Pumps and Energy Retrofit – a Case Study with Policy Insights. Why a sample home with a C BER hasn’t upgraded to a Heat Pump
Dr. Shane Colclough DipEE, BSc(Eng), MIE, MBA, PhD, MIEI, C.Eng, EurIng School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin A pdf version of this paper is available to read here. 1. Introduction Government policy is to install 400,000 heat pumps and carry out 500,000 home energy upgrades by 2030  with the National Retrofit…
Read more: Higher Education Institution policies in the Climate and Ecological Emergency
This article aims to assist readers in understanding the relevance of utilising HEI-level policy and governance to advance environmental sustainability. Specifically, the contents may provide a bridge for those working on Irish HEI strategy/ governance / policy and those in sustainability planning in HEIs, by demonstrating that embedding environmental sustainability into existing and new policy…
Read more: Clean energy technology adoption – policy analysis for a cleaner future
This research examines the uptake of clean energy technology under a range of policy scenarios. Ireland’s climate ambition has increased significantly with the recent Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act (2021) setting out Ireland’s objective of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and targeting a 51% reduction of GHG emissions by 2030 (7% per…
Read more: Nudges and Other Behavioural Public Policy Instruments to Encourage Environmentally Friendly Behaviour
Policymakers all over the world have started using behavioural public policy instruments to encourage behavioural change in various areas such as health, finance, and the environment (UN Behavioural Science Group 2021). These instruments rely on insights from behavioural economics and psychology on how people behave and how they interact with their decision environments. The behaviourally…
Read more: Redesigning Ireland’s Transport for Net Zero
The OECD has released a new publication “Redesigning Ireland’s Transport for Net Zero: Towards Systems that Work for People and the Planet”. It is available here.
Read more: Environmental Transport Noise and Health: Evidence from Ireland (Noise–Health)
UCD and the ESRI have released a research report on Environmental Transport Noise and Health: Evidence from Ireland (Noise–Health) for the Environmental Protection Agency. It is available here.
Read more: ‘United in Science’ Report
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has published a multi-agency report: ‘United in Science’ which shows that greenhouse gas concentrations continue to rise to record high levels. The report is available here.
Read more: Evidence Synthesis Report 1: A Signpost for Soil Policy in Ireland
The Environmental Protection Agency have released a study entitled: “Evidence Synthesis Report 1: A Signpost for Soil Policy in Ireland”. It is available to download HERE.
Read more: Ireland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections 2021-2040
The Environmental Protection Agency have just published a report entitled: “Ireland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections 2021-2040”. It is available to download HERE.