It has seemed like relentless bad news over the past month as the world struggles to cope with the very real impacts of a changing climate. Lives and livelihoods have been destroyed by flooding in South Asia; Hurricane Harvey battered America’s petrochemical heartland in Texas; and Hurricane Irma destroyed 90% of Barbuda’s buildings, caused devastation […]Read more
Before joining WWF and moving to Scotland, I worked on climate and energy policy for an Irish think tank, the Institute of International and European Affairs, and before that I was employed in the Irish Parliament and the European Commission.
When I’m not worrying about climate change, I enjoy exploring Scotland’s beautiful countryside, admiring the view of Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat on a (rare) sunny day, and eating cardamom buns in the city’s bizarrely numerous Swedish cafes.
My latest posts
In Scotland we’ve been rightly proud of the word leading climate legislation unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2009, but time has moved on and other countries are going even further in order to meet the targets set in the Paris Agreement. An ambitious Climate Change Bill is a great opportunity to create jobs, […]Read more
Last month, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met with the Governor of California – the world’s sixth largest economy – to sign an agreement that strengthens clean energy ties and mutual resolve to deliver strong climate action in line with the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. It was good to be reminded that, in spite of […]Read more