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The Role of Development Finance in Climate Action Post-2015

New publication on climate and development finance now available as an OECD Working Paper. The Role of Development Finance in Climate Action Post-2015 Tara Shine and Gisela Campillo 22 Dec 2016 This working paper reflects on the outcomes of the 2015 agreements on development and environment including the Sendai Framework, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the […]

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What value for pastoral livelihoods? New paper published in Pastoralism

New Paper Published in Pastoralism with my old friend Beth Dunford: An economic valuation of development alternatives for ephemeral wetlands in eastern Mauritania. Pastoralism in Africa faces new challenges in an era of climate change, despite some improvements in policy and legislative frameworks as well as sporadic investment in pastoral development. There are concerns that pastoralism […]

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Wild Cities Cork now on the RTE player

In case you missed Wild Cities Cork you can watch it now on the RTE Player (apologies this is only accessible to those in Ireland) Click here to view

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Wild Cities Cork – bringing wildlife into our cities

Wild Cities Cork airs this Sunday the 22nd May on RTE 1. The programme was a pleasure to make with the team from Crossing The Line Films and Director Gerry Nelson.  As I look forward to seeing the finished product I thought I would share my thoughts on why the core messages from the series […]

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Wild Cities series starts 8th May 2016

The Wild Cities series made by Crossing The Line Films for RTE starts on Sunday the 8th May on RTE1 at 18.30.  The Cork programme which I am very honoured to present airs on the 22nd May. Read more: http://ctlfilms.com/wild-cities/  

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It’s not easy being green

I like to think I am a well informed and responsible consumer.  But like us all- I am also short on time, shop in a rush too often and am attracted to special offers!  A recent Facebook post sent me scouring the shelves of my house looking for hidden plastics in unlikely places. The video […]

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Traffic, clean air and school buses

Annoyed with the traffic that is choking up even Ireland’s small towns? Struggling to get to work through school traffic. Amazed at how easy it is to get to work during the mid-term break? Imagine if the traffic was always as quiet as it is during the school holidays. Wouldn’t that reduce stress, unclog our […]

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Starting a blog… fairness between generations

3rd May 2016 Today I sat in a hospital waiting room waiting to see a doctor.  It was a waiting room for all sorts of medical needs so the room was filled with senior citizens, time pressed workers, children and new parents with tiny babies.  Seeing tiny new babies always brings you back to your […]

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