Stephen received his Bachelor of Commerce International (German) from the University College Dublin (UCD) Quinn School of Business in 2004. He obtained a MA in European Studies from the UCD School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) in 2007. He wrote his MA thesis on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). He also holds a postgraduate Diploma in Statistics from Trinity College Dublin (2008). Stephen worked as a policy analyst in Comhar Sustainable Development Council (SDC) from Nov 2007 to Sept 2008. Outside of research Stephen loves to go running, swimming and cycling.
1.8 Laraghbryan House,
National University of Ireland Maynooth (North Campus),
Tel: +353 1 708 6392
Title: Adapting to Climate Change in Ireland: An Economic Analysis
Supervisor: Professor John Sweeney
Description of Project:
Stephen's project aims to develop an understanding of the likely economic costs associated with climate impacts in Ireland in order to provide decision makers with the necessary information to develop the most appropriate combination of mitigation and adaptation measures.
Funding, Scholarships and Awards
EPA (STRIVE) Programme 2007 - 2013 within the ‘Co-ordination, Communication and Adaptation for Climate Change in Ireland: an Integrated Approach'
Flood, S and Sweeney, J. (2012) Quantifying impacts of potential sea-level rise scenarios on Irish coastal cities. In: Otto- Zimmermann, K (ed) Resilient Cities 2011. Springer, London.
Flood, S. 2011 "Ethical Complexites of Irish Wetland Valuation", Milieu, Vol 34.
Flood, S. "Climate Change, Economics and Ethics". Irish Meteorological SocietyNewsletter Series 2, Edition 4, April 2011.
Flood, S. (co-written with Niamh Ní Chiardubháin) 2008 "Adapting to Climate Change: The Challenge Ahead for Local Government". Comhar SDC, 2008.
Resilient Cities 2011: 2nd World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change, Bonn, Germany (3rd-5th June, 2011). Title: "Quantifying the financial impact of potential sea-level rise scenarios on the Irish coastal cities of Dublin, Cork and Galway".
Conference of Irish Geographers, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Rep. of Ireland (6th-8th May, 2011). Title: "The Cost of Climate Change: An Ethical Debate".
Irish Met Society Conference 2011, (26 March 2011), Iontas Building, NUI Maynooth.Title: 'Potential economic impacts of sea-level rise on the Irish coast' , Poster by Stephen Flood & John Sweeney.
Research briefing presented to Dr. Mary Robinson and Dr. Tara Shine of the Mary Robinson Foundation on Climate Justice (1 Feb, 2011). Title: "An overview of Economic Impacts of Climate Change".
Conference of Irish Geographers, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Rep. of Ireland (30 Apr-2 May, 2010). Title: "Economic vulnerabilities resulting from potential Irish sea- level elevations".
Department of Geography Seminar Series, National University of Ireland, Maynooth (March -2009). Title: "Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Ireland".
Comhar SDC 2008 Annual Conference, Dublin (11 Nov 2008). "Adapting to Climate Change: The Challenge Ahead for Local Government" (with Niamh Kirwan).
EPA Climate Change Conference, (30 June 2010), Aviva Stadium, Dublin.Title: ‘Communication, Coordination and Adaptation for Climate Change in Ireland - An Integrated Approach' (CoCoAdapt)', Joint Poster by Sweeney, J., Murphy, C., Gormally, M., Sheehy-Skeffington, M., Bourke, D., Coll, J., Flood, S., Hall, J., McGloughlin, J., Salmon, N. and Smyth, D.
2009/2010: Academic year: Demonstrator and tutor to 2nd year undergraduate students as part of GY201 - Methods of Geographical Analysis
2010: Second semester: Tutor to 1st year undergraduate students as part of GY124- Introduction to Human Geography: People and Places
Rapporteur for the Environmentally Induced Vulnerabilities, Livelihood/Human Security and Climate Justice panel session at The EADI-DSA Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty conference, York University, UK (21st Sept 2011).
Participant in Reality Check: Lagos State, Nigeria; Adaptation on the Ground Workshop at the Second World Congress on Cities and Adaption to Climate Change 3-5th June 2011, Bonn, Saturday June 4th, Gustav-Stresemann Institute, Bonn, Germany.
Participant in The Geography of Climate Justice Workshop, Friday May 13th, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.
Rapporteur for the "Measurement and valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services" workshop at The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) conference, Clarion Hotel, IFSC, Dublin (24 June 2010). Convened by Comhar SDC & Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
Climate Advocate in Challenge Europe; an initiative run by British Council. (2008/2009) This ongoing pan-European project aspires to make a definite and lasting impact on the climate change debate. Stephen's group was involved in an All-Island project looking at community food initiatives.
Membership of Professional Bodies
Transparency International Ireland
The Geographical Society of Ireland
Irish Meteorological Society
The Irish Wildlife Trust
The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
The International Society for Ecological Economics