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Carbon Budgets Working Group 2023-2024

The Carbon Budgets Working Group is tasked with assisting and advising the Council in development of a methodology and evidence base for carbon budget proposals, in particular to provide modelling and analytical support for the development of carbon budget proposals. The Carbon Budgets Working Group will provide the Council with key findings, recommendations and outputs for consideration in the context of the Council’s role in submitting carbon budget proposals to Government for the finalisation of Carbon Budget 3 from 2031-35 and a proposal for Carbon Budget 4 from 2036-40, which are due by the end of 2024.

Membership of the Carbon Budgets Working Group

Chair: George Hussey, Climate Change Advisory Council Secretariat

  • Stephen Treacy / Dr. James Murphy, Environmental Protection Agency (National Emissions Inventories and Projections)
  • Kevin Hanrahan / Trevor Donnellan, Teagasc (FAPRI-Ireland model)
  • Prof. Hannah Daly / Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir, University College Cork (TIMES-Ireland model)
  • Dr. David Styles, University of Galway / Dr. Colm Duffy, James Hutton Institute (GOBLIN model)
  • Jim Scheer / Emma Lynch, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (NEMF model)
  • Dr. Kelly C De Bruin / Dr. Mert Yakut, Economic and Social Research Institute (I3E model)
  • Dr. Niall McInerney, Central Bank (COSMO model)
  • Dr. Jeanne Moore / Niamh Garvey, National Economic and Social Council  (Socioeconomics and Just Transition)
  • Dr. Kian Mintz-Woo, University College Cork (Climate Justice)
  • Dr. Oliver Geden, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (EU and International Climate Policy)
  • Prof. John Fitzgerald, Trinity College Dublin (Economics and Macroeconomics)
  • Dr. James Moran / Dr. Eamon Haughey, Atlantic Technical University (Biodiversity)
Terms of Reference for the Carbon Budgets Working Group

Following completion of the work of the Carbon Budgets Working Group as outlined in the Terms of Reference, contributions to the group will be made available. 

Carbon Budgets Working Group Terms of Reference