The Global Emissions Impact of Irish Consumption

What do our consumption patterns mean for global emissions and how can we reduce our global climate impact?

This event will present recent ESRI research funded by the EPA on the estimated global emissions from Irish consumption and the potential use of a green VAT to reduce consumption-based emissions.

This will be followed by an expert panel discussion on how we can incentivise Irish consumers to change their consumption patterns to reduce their global emissions impact.

Programme

9:30

Registration

10:00

Welcome

Prof Alan Barrett, Director, ESRI

10:10

Presentation of research

Dr Kelly De Bruin, Senior Research Officer, Energy, Environment and Infrastructure, ESRI, climate modelling team lead - currently developing the Ireland Environment, Energy and Economy (I3E) model

Dr Miguel Tovar Reaños, Research Officer, Energy, Environment and Infrastructure, ESRI, carbon tax expert

10:50

Panel discussion

Dr Shane Timmons, Research Officer, Behavioural Research Unit, ESRI, co-author of the report Public understanding of climate change and support for mitigation

Hanz Zomer, CEO, Global Action Plan Ireland

Dr Kelly De Bruin, ESRI

Dr Miguel Tovar Reaños, ESRI

12:00

Q&A