Tara Shine

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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(...)

The actions we take to stay at home, wash our hands and social distance have a national effect and enable government policy to produce an impact. Photograph: Getty

Two newlyweds from Ireland travelled to the east coast of Canada to start a new life 50 years ago – unaware that next door in the US Senator Gaylord N(...)

Dr Tara Shine   believes in the power of the individual in remodelling societies to ensure a sustainable way of living. Photograph: John Allen

Like climate activist Greta Thunberg, environmental scientist Dr Tara Shine is besieged by people asking what they can do to address the climate crisi(...)

Gerald Fleming has been giving talks about climate disruption since the mid-1980s. Photograph: Midas Productions

Scientists have failed to persuade the world on the case for radical action to address a warming planet. With some despondency, weather forecaster Ger(...)

Firms such as Mazars, Deloitte, KPMG and Ernest and Young appear repeatedly in the figures for Government spending on outside consultants. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Accountancy firms, public relations companies, management consultants and think tanks are among those who benefited from millions in Government spendi(...)

Speaking in the Dáil chamber, Mr Bruton had warned ‘everyone will have to make changes’. He noted sharp differences over who should pay carbon tax. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Continued use of fossil fuels, notably gas, will be necessary in Ireland in spite of the declaration of a climate emergency by unanimous approval of t(...)

A cluster of pots filled with culinary herbs. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Is there any group of culinary plants more useful than herbs? I can think of nothing else that has that near-magical ability to transform the most mun(...)

Dr Tara Shine with Irish scientists Dr Deirdre Collins and Dr Charlotte Conn during the 2018 Homeward Bound voyage to Antartica.

“You can’t be what you can’t see” is a phrase used to explain in part why women are underrepresented in the Stem disciplines (science, technology, eng(...)

 Síofra Caherty, Fiona O’Doherty Mindy O’Brien, Flossie Donelly, Una Hand, Padraic Fogarty, and Kate Ruddock. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The grassroots uprising is underway and people of all ages are calling for great urgency on climate action. A lack of political action in Ireland has (...)

Homeward Bound: women scientists in Antarctica in January 2018. Photograph: Oli Sansom 2018

“The scientific world is simply not designed for women,” declares Dr Tara Shine. The environment and development consultant is travelling to Antarctic(...)

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