Ireland and the Climate Crisis

  • David Robbins
  • Diarmuid Torney
  • Pat Brereton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction and Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Robbins, Diarmuid Torney, Pat Brereton
      Pages 3-14
  3. Law and Policy

  4. Media, Communication and Society

  5. Community Engagement, Education and Activism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Clare Watson
      Pages 205-229
    3. Fionnuala Waldron, Benjamin Mallon, Maria Barry, Gabriela Martinez Sainz
      Pages 231-248
    4. Sinéad Mercier, Patrick Bresnihan, Damian McIlroy, John Barry
      Pages 249-268
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-311

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of Ireland’s response to the climate crisis. The contributions, written by leading scholars across a range of disciplines in the social sciences, humanities and beyond, shed light on diverse aspects of the climate crisis, the factors shaping Ireland’s response, and prospects for the future. Long regarded as a ‘climate laggard’, Ireland’s response to the urgent societal challenge of climate change has seen new momentum in recent times. The volume will serve as a key reference point for academics, students, policymakers, and a wide range of stakeholders. It will be of interest to readers within Ireland, as well as further afield, who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the constraints on, and opportunities for, successful climate action in Ireland.


Climate Change Environmental Literacy Sustainability Irish culture Environmental Communication

Editors and affiliations

  • David Robbins
    • 1
  • Diarmuid Torney
    • 2
  • Pat Brereton
    • 3
  1. 1.School of CommunicationsDublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  2. 2.School of Law and GovernmentDublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  3. 3.School of CommunicationsDublin City UniversityDublinIreland

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