Tara Shine

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There is a strong indication Irish people want to change their carbon-polluting ways. Illustration: Fuchsia MacAree

All human activity generates emissions, from sending an email to taking a bath. can small individual Lifestyle changes in areas such as travel, foo(...)

Pacts were unveiled at Cop26 on stopping deforestation, cutting methane, phasing out coal, backing hydrogen fuel in a net-zero emissions future, and putting in place a carbon market. Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/EPA

A deal was hammered out at Cop26 climate summit in November, yet there are wildly varying views on what was achieved. It was a bold attempt to get the(...)

Prof John Fitzgerald said licensing requirements  make it hard for farmers to switch to forestry. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The existence of excessive amounts of red tape that makes it “impossible” for farmers to easily switch from growing crops or farming cattle to plantin(...)

Data centres are the workhorses of big tech but they may not be complete ogres. Ireland has a problem with them  given the proportion of the State’s energy supply they consume.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Every day, the world’s population generates 500 million tweets, 294 billion emails, four million gigabytes of Facebook data, 65 billion WhatsApp messa(...)

Firms that embed sustainability into their strategies will have a significant business advantage over organisations that are forced into expensive compliance-driven pivots in the not-so-distant future. Image: iStock

Management teams at SMEs need ongoing support if they are to win contracts and secure finance from large organisations that are placing sustainability(...)

The pandemic has presented Ireland with an opportunity to wipe its slate clean and make fundamental changes.

Now that we know we can do things differently when we have to, we asked leading experts and specialists across a range of sectors for changes that wil(...)

Dr Tara Shine told the SEAI public sector energy conference there is a need ‘to spell out a vision’ on climate action in terms the public can relate to. Photograph: John Allen

The Irish public must be brought on a journey that helps them recognise the benefits of addressing the climate crisis rather than being overcome by it(...)

Revellers take part in a laughing session at the Gai Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2008. Photograph: Gopal Chitrakar/Reuters

Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated International Day of Happiness on March 20th, as a way of highlighting the importance of happiness to pe(...)

Irish environmental scientist Tara Shine delivering the 2020 Royal Institution lecture.

The Royal Institution lecture has been a Christmas tradition in Britain since 1825, when it was initiated by the renowned scientist Michael Faraday at(...)

Dr Tara Shine has worked as an international climate change negotiator and  was special adviser to  the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice group  before setting up  sustainability consultancy based in  Co Cork. Photograph:  John Allen

Irish climate expert Dr Tara Shine has been appointed to a senior UN role with a brief to improve co-ordination between climate scientists and policym(...)

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