Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Kemmy Business School hosted a seminar by Prof. John FitzGerald, Trinity College Dublin on
"Tackling Climate Change Effectively"
The government's climate action plan represents a significant step forward, setting targets for 2030 and implementing a new governance system. However, if we are to reach those targets and reach net-zero carbon dioxide emmisions by 2050. This represents a major challenge for policy in Ireland. It is now urgent to take action to ensure we reach our objectives. This will pose a major challenge for the policy-making process. It will require major changes for all those living in Ireland. Inevitably, there will be significant costs for us all. Achieving our targets in a cost-effective manner will firstly require getting the price of carbon right. However, it will also require multiple other supporting measures if we are to achieve our climate goals.
Date:               Monday, December 2nd
Time:              10am
Venue:            AD2-010, Analog Devices Building
John FitzGerald is an adjunct professor in Economics at Trinity College Dublin and in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UCD. He is a former research professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute.  He is currently a member of the Commission of the Central Bank of Ireland and Chairman of the Climate Change Advisory Council. Between 2003 and 2007 he was a member of the board of the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation.