News for: Environment, Development, And Sustainability

Creating ‘Corridors of Consumption’

Across the island of Ireland, domestic consumption levels have increased dramatically in the past three decades, making sustainable consumption a key challenge for policy makers. To date, public discourse has focused primarily on minimum levels of consumption but there has been a complete dearth of discussion around the concept of maximum levels of consumption. Our… | Read on »

Dr Shane Conway Wins Geographical Society of Ireland (GSI) Doctoral Research Award 2020

Congratulations to Whitaker Institute member Dr Shane Conway, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability Cluster, who was recently announced as the winner of the Geographical Society of Ireland (GSI) Doctoral Research Award 2020. Dr Conway was presented with the award for his PhD research that explored the human dynamics affecting intergenerational farm transfer in later… | Read on »

Agriland.ie – Women ‘much more open to farm diversification and going beyond productivist thinking’

Whitaker Institute member Dr Maura Farrell, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability cluster, spoke at the ‘St Brigid’s Day: A Celebration of Women in Agriculture’ event – a collaboration between NUI Galway and the Irish embassy in Mexico – about her research in the area of women in agriculture and of the “huge change” she has witnessed in… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – A guide to sustainable consumption

Whitaker Institute member Dr Gary Goggins, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability cluster, has written a new article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece offers a guide to sustainable consumption. A guide to sustainable consumption Analysis: sustainable consumption is not just about consuming less, but consuming differently The consumption of goods and services bring enormous social… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – What are Irish farmers’ views on climate change?

Whitaker Institute member Dr Edel Doherty has co-authored a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at research as part of the RiskAquaSoil project on Irish farmer’s views on Climate Change. Read more about RiskAquaSoil here. What are Irish farmers’ views on climate change? Analysis: nearly half of Irish farmers along the Atlantic coast… | Read on »

Adaptation of Agricultural and Rural Areas in the Atlantic Area to Climate Change

On 12 November the Whitaker Institute was delighted to host a live webinar, Adaptation of Agricultural and Rural Areas in the Atlantic Area to Climate Change. The webinar discussed findings from the recently launched report Farmers’ attitudes and preferences for climate change adaptation: An Irish Perspective as part of the RISKAQUASOIL project. The event included four presentations… | Read on »

Irish Farmers Journal – Financial incentives required for climate mitigation measures – report

A new report from NUI Galway examines farmers’ attitudes and preferences for climate change adaptation. The report by Whitaker Institute member Edel Doherty is part of the RiskAquaSoil project, and aims to present findings on farmers’ beliefs regarding climate change, the drivers and barriers of climate change adaptation and the willingness of Irish farmers to engage in… | Read on »

New Report Examines Drivers and Barriers of Climate Change Adaptation Faced by Farmers

A new report from Whitaker Institute members examines farmers’ attitudes and preferences for climate change adaptation. The overarching aims of the report are to present findings on farmers’ beliefs regarding climate change, the drivers and barriers of climate change adaptation and the willingness of Irish farmers to engage in specific adaptation measures related to insurance… | Read on »

Farmers’ attitudes and preferences for climate change adaptation: An Irish case study

In the context of agricultural production in the Atlantic Area, communities face challenges from changing temperatures and rainfall patterns, sea level rises and the impact of extreme climate events that could interrupt agricultural activity.  To address these challenges, it is important for the agricultural sector to manage risks and adapt to challenging and changing climate… | Read on »

RTÉ Brainstorm – What could Europe look like 30 years from now?

Whitaker Institute member Dr Marie Mahon, of the Environment, Development and Sustainability cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece looks at the IMAJINE project, which is using scenario planning to look at various futures which could await Europe and the EU. Read more about the IMAJINE project here. What could Europe look… | Read on »