Dr Stephen Flood on climate adaptation

26 February 2022  This Monday the second working group report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is set to come out – and it will be focused on impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability.  We wanted to get a low-down on adaptation and cover some background around the topic, so we called up Dr. Stephen Flood, […]

Colm O’Regan on Climate Worrier

10 February 2022 Comedian Colm O’Regan will be taking to the stage next week in Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre for his new show, Climate Worrier. We rang him up to find out more, have a read below. This conversation has been edited for length and clarity. When did climate become an important issue to you?  […]

Dr Hannah Daly on SUVs & immediate climate action

7 February 2022  If you’ve been tuned into climate news as-of-late – you’ve probably heard a lot about the climate problems SUVs pose and the need for immediate emissions reductions.  So we wanted to speak to Dr Hannah Daly of University College Cork about both.  Note: this conversation has been edited for length and clarity.  […]

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins on CETA

CETA has been consistently in the news ever since campaigners called to postpone voting on its investors’ protection element back in December 2020.  But we wanted to dig deeper on the issue – so a while back we chatted to Independent Senator Alice-Mary Higgins to help us do just that. If you want to get […]

Padraic Fogarty on Shaping New Mountains

29 January 2021  The first episode of Shaping New Mountains dropped today, and safe to say, we are excited. Irish Wildlife Trust Campaign Officer and ecologist Padraic Fogarty hosts and spear-headed the series, and it took two years to put together.  It’s a follow-up from his book Whittled Away, and it looks at our ongoing […]

Casper Gelderblom on “Make Amazon Pay” and climate

15 December 2020  “Make Amazon Pay”, an international and intersectional campaign, launched on Black Friday this year.  It brought together unions, environmental groups and other social justice organisations around the world who put together 25 common demands: to make Amazon pay its workers, to make Amazon pay for its impact on the climate, and to […]

Seán McCabe on community and climate justice

1 December 2020  A couple of weeks ago, TASC published The People’s Transition: Community-led Development for Climate Justice. Want to read it in full? Check it out here.  We went through it ourselves and called up its author, Seán McCabe, with a couple of questions.  One of the key takeaways from this report is that […]

Clare Bailey on Northern Ireland’s Climate Bill

13 November 2020  There’s been lots of coverage and discussion of the recently introduced Climate Bill as it made its way through the pre-legislative scrutiny. Meanwhile, we found out that Northern Ireland’s Climate Bill is set to go before its parliament and has garnered cross-party support, with a couple of exceptions.  So how did it […]

Cllr Lorna Bogue on the Just Transition Greens

3 August 2020  Recently, a new green-left organisation, the Just Transition Greens, took shape and started to accumulate a following.  As an affiliate group of the Green Party, it’s open to both members and non-members and in their founding announcement, the signatories stressed that there is a need for the party to be, “more engaging […]

MEP Lynn Boylan, Sinn Fein at Environmental Pillar hustings, May 2019 Photo: NIall Sargent

Senator Lynn Boylan on climate justice, both at home and abroad

22 July 2020 Activists the world over have been calling repeatedly for a course of climate action that simultaneously addresses existing socio-economic inequalities. The approach is often referred to climate justice, and the term has gained traction in recent years, particularly on Irish soil.  Former President Mary Robinson penned a collection of essays with climate […]