A report of the inaugural conference, 7th of June 2023 This conference brought together some of Ireland’s leading academics to discuss their work relevant to Just Transition on the 7th of June, 2023, hosted by the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. This report gives an overview of the main Read more…
Dr Schuitema says that locals must see that their visions for their communities are understood by decision makers. Job creation and economic growth should not be the sole focus of the EU Just Transition Fund in the Shannonside Region. That’s according to Associate Professor at UCD, Geertje Schuitema who argues Read more…
John Barry: Just(ice) Transformations in the Anthropocene: Conflict Transformation and the Role and Responsibility of Academia in Democratically Navigating Pathways to Post-Carbon and Post-Growth Futures
John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy in the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action at Queens University Belfast, will give his presentation on the need to bring together the literature on conflict transformation and energy transitions and examine the role and responsibility of academia during times of a planetary crisis.
Julie Byrne, Associate Professor of Banking and Finance at UCD School of Business, will discuss the financing of a Just Transition in the context of corporate economics where maximising shareholder wealth appears to come into conflict with inclusive development pathways.
Niamh Moore-Cherry: Place-based approaches to sustainable and just urban and regional development: Lessons for policy and practice
Drawing on two recent projects, Prof. Niamh Moore-Cherry, UCD School of Geography and College of Social Sciences and Law, will give an account of how urban and regional policies and programmes must not exacerbate existing inequalities
Prof. Donna Marshall’s presentation will explore the tensions between economic, social and environmental demands of a fast fashion giant and the impact on its supply chain and specifically its workers.
Kate Flood & Aoife Kirk: Just Transition and Irish peatlands: fostering transformative ecological, economic, and socio-cultural relationships with peatland landscapes
Dr. Kate Flood, EPA researcher, and Aoife Kirk, project coordinator of Connecting Communities with Peatlands, will explore the cultural context and experiences of communities in the midlands regions of Ireland as they transition from extracting peat systems to more regenerative models. These transitions require ‘social-ecological’ investment and resourcing, both for the scientific aspects of peatland restoration, rewetting and conservation and the relational networks that are crucial to building the collaborative communities, cultures and economies of the future.
Lecturer and Assistant Professor Patrick Brodie, UCD School of Information and Communication Studies, will present on his work with Dr. Patrick Bresnihan, Maynooth University, about anti-extractivism and environmental justice movements in Ireland against multinationals.
Kieran Harrahill: A farmer centred approach to understanding Ireland’s bioeconomy in the context of just transition.
Kieran Harrahill, senior researcher at TASC and PhD candidate, will give an give a background to Just Transition with relevance to the agricultural sector in Ireland, introduce bioeconomy production processes that reduce society’s reliance on fossil fuels, and give an overview of The People’s Transition initiative, led by TASC.
Spatial justice as a prerequisite for a just transition in rural areas? The case study from the Irish peatlands
2023, published in EPC: Politics and Space, Vol. 0(0) 1–17 Banerjee, A., & Schuitema, G. https://doi-org.ucd.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/23996544231173210 Abstract: Energy production from fossil fuels is gradually phased out as many countries aim to transition to a low-carbon society. As society and technology are intertwined, phasing out fossil fuels impacts people and communities. Read more…