CCAC’s FitzGerald apologises for ‘serious lapse’ at meeting with ESRI researchers

The veteran academic apologised for what he described as ‘a serious lapse in professionalism on my part’

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
10th October, 2021
CCAC’s FitzGerald apologises for ‘serious lapse’ at meeting with ESRI researchers
John FitzGerald of the Climate Change Advisory Council apologised for a ‘serious lapse in professionalism’ during an online meeting with staff from the Economic and Social Research Institute

A senior member of the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) had to apologise for a “serious lapse in professionalism” during an online meeting with staff from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) about modelling the costs of climate action, the Business Post has learned.

John FitzGerald said he “acted inappropriately, being peremptory in manner and failing to show appropriate courtesy to all those present”.

“It was a serious...

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