5 Degrees of Change: ‘‘We are trying to shoehorn climate action into an energy framework that prioritises profit’

The latest interviewee in the Business Post’s 5 Degrees of Change podcast, campaigner and lecturer Sinéad Mercier, on climate justice, challenging her own perceptions, and why she only buys secondhand clothes

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
18th April, 2021
5 Degrees of Change: ‘‘We are trying to shoehorn climate action into an energy framework that prioritises profit’
Sinead Mercier lectures in environment, sustainability and social justice at Maynooth University. Picture: Arthur Ellis Photography

Sinéad Mercier has a rare combination of experience. From advising the Green Party in opposition, to working with legal firms on climate law, her understanding of climate change and Irish policy on the issue is wide-ranging.

For Mercier, who now lectures in environment, sustainability and social justice at Maynooth University, the shift in public awareness in recent years has been a really positive development.

“The change in thinking and in mainstream Irish discourse...

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