Update November 6th 2020
Dr James Glynn from MaREI presented evidence on carbon capture and offsetting to the Oireachtas Committee Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 on October 29th 2020. He acknowledged in his evidence (point 17) ‘the role of early dialogue and societal buy in. Behaviour change and demand reduction will be required. The national objective is unlikely to be met by technological means alone.’
During the discussion with Committee Members, a number of questions focussed on citizen engagement and dialogue and the Committee requested further information from MaREI on these topics.
This below Submission responds to the Committee request, summarising insights from recent MaREI research on the societal dimensions of the energy transition, with a particular focus on citizen engagement and dialogue. It highlights the urgent need for a more strategic approach to stakeholder and citizen engagement with a focus on inclusion, participation, deliberative methods, collaboration, and activation.
October 30th, 2020
MaREI Research Fellow Dr James Glynn provided evidence from our energy systems research using our national and global energy systems models to understand the role of carbon capture and offsetting in achieving carbon neutrality to the Oireachtas Committee yesterday, October 30th
You can find the research he presented HERE.
You can watch the recording below.
I was talking with the Committee on Climate Action on carbon capture, offsetting & and achieving climate neutrality in the Climate Action Bill. the conversation ended up being quite wide-ranging with a particular interest in sinks & societal buy-in. Video: https://t.co/0yq0Lnzeq5 pic.twitter.com/YgfDuOjasN
— James Glynn (@james_glynn) October 29, 2020
The role of nature-based solutions and carbon capture technologies in reducing emissions feature before Climate Committee reviewing Climate Bill with compelling in-put from @y_buckley and @james_glynn of @MaREIcentre
— Kevin O'Sullivan (@KOSullivanIT) October 29, 2020
"The bill has to acknowledge the role of early dialogue and societal buy-in. Behaviour change & demand reduction will be required. The national objective is unlikely to be met by technological means alone" – @james_glynn of ERI & @MaREIcentre https://t.co/tMjq9ffU6x @PaulTBolger
— ERI (@eriucc) October 30, 2020