Upcoming Events

Climate Change and Behaviour: Future Directions for Irish Public Policy 

Tackling Climate Change for a Sustainable Future

Thursday 1st March 2018, 19:00 pm to 20:15 pm

Carmelite Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

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Speakers:

Prof John Fitzgerald – Chairman of the Climate Change Advisory Council

Dr Vivienne Byers - Senior Lecturer of Health Policy & Management, DIT. 

Dr. Alan Gilmer - Lecturer, Environmental Sustainability & Health Institute, DIT.

 

This event will be preceded by the ISPA Annual General Meeting at 18:00 (further details below)

 

Registration: The seminar is free to ISPA members. A cover charge of €5 will apply to all non-ISPA members. To register your interest in attending please contact the ISPA Secretary, Marcella McGovern at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Presentation

Ireland is one of the few EU countries that has failed to meet its commitment to reduce emissions by 20% by 2020. The Climate Change Advisory Council, under the Chairmanship of Prof John Fitzgerald, reported to the Citizens’ Assembly in November 2017 and advised that Ireland needs to take urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet the 2030 targets. The Advisory Council made a number of recommendations in order to achieve these targets, which will be presented at this seminar. 

Behavioural change is key to achieving Ireland’s climate change targets. The role of public and social policy in initiating these changes however, remains unclear. The seminar will examine the rapidly growing body of research on sustainable consumption behaviour to inform a discussion on the approaches available to Government to implement the Advisory Council recommendations.

This event will be preceded by the ISPA Annual General Meeting at 18:00

Current ISPA Members are eligible to vote in proceedings and to be elected to the Committee of the ISPA. The Committee consists of the following: Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Officer, Postgraduate Officer, Website Officer, Events Officer and Royal Irish Academy Representative. In addition, there are five ordinary Committee Members. 
All nominations for Officer positions and ordinary Committee Membership should have a proposer and be seconded. Nominations may be submitted to the Secretary or from the floor of the AGM. For further information, please contact Marcella McGovernThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
ISPA Membership - http://ispa.ie/membership
New and renewal of membership will be available at both the AGM and Seminar. Membership fees cover costs incurred from the running of the ISPA. 
 
Membership runs from AGM to AGM; membership categories are as follows:
  • Indivdual members: €30 per year
  • Student/unwaged: €10 per year
  • NGO: €60 per year
  • Corporate membership: €100 per year
  • Life Member: Once off fee of €350

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