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Jackie is original from the United States and moved to Ireland in 2005. She graduated NUI Maynooth in 2007 with a First Class Honours degree in Geography. After graduation, Jackie was an intern with the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government. Her research interests centre on environmental risks and governance challenges with a focus on the sub-national level.
Governance and Climate Change: enhancing adaptive capacity in Ireland's local authorities
Description of Project
The current research focuses on climate vulnerabilities and governance issues. This research aims to illustrate current measures in Ireland and to suggest ways to increase widespread proactive measures throughout the country. Empirically this research includes a climate vulnerability assessment, a critical analysis of relevant policy documents at local, regional and national levels; and stakeholder engagement with government staff members. Conceptually this national case study speaks to the wider discussion about governance, local agency and its role in climate mitigation and adaptation.
Professor John Sweeney
Funding, Scholarships and Awards
- EPA (STRIVE) Programme 2007 - 2013 within the ‘Co-ordination, Communication and Adaptation for Climate Change in Ireland: an Integrated Approach'
- John & Pat Hume Scholarship (2007)
McGloughlin, J. and Sweeney, J. (2011) ‘Multi-level climate policies in Ireland' Irish Geography (in press).
Hobbs, A., Burroughs, E. and McGloughlin J. (2010) ‘Improving formal research training: lived experiences at NUIM' GeoJournal (forthcoming).
McGloughlin, J.S. and Sweeney, J. (2009) 'Adapting to climate change with local plans: Ireland as a case study' conference proceedings: Working Towards a Global Framework for Climate Services (WMO-No. 1048)(2010) Geneva: World Meteorological Organization.
McGloughlin, J. (2007) ‘Emissions Trading in Ireland' Milieu 2007: Journal of the NUI Maynooth Geography Society, 30th Edition, 18-21.
McGloughlin, J. ‘Meeting the climate change challenge - a task for multi-level governance?', Resilient Cities : 2nd World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change, Bonn, 3-5 June 2011.
McGloughlin, J. ‘Planning and climate adaptation now: where, how and who?', Conference of Irish Geographers, Limerick, 6-8 May 2011.
McGloughlin, J. ‘Environmental policy: process or project-based approach?', Environ 2011 Towards 2020, Cork, 6-8 April 2011.
McGloughlin, J. ‘Weather as a driver for climate change adaptation: What drives adaptation?', Irish Met Society Conference, Maynooth, 26 March 2011.
McGloughlin, J. 'Building a bridge from aspirations to implementation: Ireland as a case study', Climate Adaptation in the Nordic Countries: Science, Practice, Policy, Stockholm, 8-10 November 2010.
McGloughlin, J. 'Limits to carbon neutral agenda at the sub-national level: Ireland as a case study', RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, 1-3 September 2010.
McGloughlin, J. and Sweeney, J. ‘Sustainability and climate change: local context in Ireland', EPA National Research Conference, Dublin, 23 June 2010.
McGloughlin, J. ‘Sustainable development and institutional capacity: another piece of the puzzle', Conference of Irish Geographers, Maynooth, 1 May 2010.
McGloughlin, J. ‘Locally scaled climate impact assessments', Conference of Irish Geographers, Cork, 14-16 May 2009.
McGloughlin, J. "Adaptation vs. Mitigation: A false dilemma?" RGS AC 2009, Manchester, 26 August 2009
McGloughlin, J. "Locally Scaled Climate Impact Assessments" Conference Irish Geographers, UCC, May 16 2009
McGloughlin, J. "Integrated Climate Adaptation Management - a useful framework?" invited seminar University College Cork for Masters (MA) in Geography (Coastal Management & GIS) programme, 3 February 2009
McGloughlin, J. "Climate Change Scenarios", Comhar SDC 2008 Annual Conference Implementing Sustainable Development: Empowering Local Communities, Dublin, 11 November 2008
McGloughlin, J. "Planning for Climate Change: Enhancing Adaptive Capacity in Ireland's Local Authorities", Postgraduate Seminar, Department of Geography, NUI Maynooth, 29 February 2008
McGloughlin, J. "Local adaptation to climate change in Ireland", Glencree Postgraduate Conference, Wicklow, Ireland, 9 February 2008
Membership of Professional Bodies
Geographical Society of Ireland
Royal Geographic Society