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Adapting to Climate Change: Governance Challenges

Posted: 7 January, 2016

DIT lecturer co-edits new book on key policy issues for Ireland

Following the historic Paris Agreement on climate change governments around the world now face daunting challenges to realise the ambitious target of keeping warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius. A new book has just been launched that addresses these challenges.

Adapting to Climate Change: Governance Challenges, edited by Deiric Ó Broin and Peadar Kirby (Glasnevin Publishing) examines both the nature of the challenges involved and then focuses in particular on the challenges facing local authorities, with chapters on Dublin City Council, Cork County Council and North Down Borough Council. The book ends with a chapter that identifies the weaknesses of the culture and institutions of Irish governance to address these challenges.

The book was launched by Alex White TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. 

The book has been edited by Deiric Ó Broin, DIT Graduate and the Programme Chair of DIT’s MSc Local Development and Innovation and Peadar Kirby is Professor Emeritus of International Politics and Public Policy at the University of Limerick.