Last Saturday afternoon the G20 finance ministers gathered in Baden-Baden, Germany, for their annual summit. During these meetings, the wording of a joint statement on trade is usually agreed upon. This summit, however, resulted in some significant and surprising alterations to the content and tone of the document. Not only had the normative pledge to […]
The clock is ticking on how fast we can tackle climate change. The issue has become a stark reality. In a year overshadowed by politics, climate change is something that can simply no longer be ignored. As Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change, said: “Climate change is a fundamental problem that we must […]
Following up on Trinity College Dublin’s (TCD) announcement yesterday, TCD Fossil Free moved to lobby government for national fossil fuel divestment outside the Dáil today. Today marked the last year of the campaign, but the group intend to push forward, from a college-wide campaign to a national divestment movement. The Irish government has […]
“[Elliot] spoke of the dangers currently facing us with climate change, and how Trinity’s divestment could ‘send a powerful message’. The group expect a decision to be made on this in early December.” Yesterday evening saw TCDSU’s new Environmental Lobby Group launch their campaign in the company of Green Party senator, Grace O’Sullivan. Environmental […]
Caoimhe Gordon discusses how global warming is placing a student’s beverage of choice under threat
The march is part of a wider day of campaigning taking place across the world.
It is paramount that the momentum achieved by December’s Conference of Parties is maintained.
As the race against climate change intensifies worldwide, will science’s efforts be enough?