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Five Degrees of Change

Jun 6, 2023

Originally from Scotland, Andrew Brownlee is placing himself at the heart of Ireland’s green transition by helping drive and develop the key skills needed across the economy to deliver on our climate targets. 


As chief executive of Solas, the Irish state agency responsible for further education and training, Andrew

May 30, 2023


Having trained as a physicist, Simon Sharpe decided to join the British civil service back in 2009 because he wanted the opportunity to solve “big problems”.

Sharpe has since become something of a climate missionary within the British government, working on climate change at several different departments over the...

May 23, 2023

Sadhbh O'Neill is a climate activist with extensive experience fighting for climate action in Ireland, who is currently working with Stop Climate Chaos.

Whether in the media, by running for election, through her research, or through the courts, O'Neill knows there are various avenues through which a better relationship...

May 16, 2023

Muireann Lynch is an energy researcher with the Economic and Social Research Institute who has an incredibly detailed understanding of the irish energy system. During her interview she displayed both a professional and a personal interest in the challenges of decarbonisation. 


For her policy changes, she propsed...

May 9, 2023

Neasa Hourigan has developed a reputation as a hard-working, principled, and increasingly disruptive politician.

The Green Party TD for Dublin Central is currently serving a 15-month suspension from the parliamentary party after voting against her government colleagues on the ending of the eviction ban – the latest...