Imagining2050: Engaging, Envisioning, and Co-Producing Pathways for a Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Ireland

Imagining 2050 consolidates, for the first time in a single project, the existing research capacity in Ireland in i) societal transitions, ii) climate mitigation, iii) climate adaptation and combines them with iv) innovative communications and engagement methods. Imagining 2050 engages with civic society using innovative approaches, to explore and co-develop future visions of, and pathways to, a low carbon and climate resilient future. A key innovation is a recursive, iterative process combining mini-publics together with technical scenario analysis to envision and co-produce pathways for a low carbon, climate resilient Ireland. Imagining 2050 combines transitions research together with the technical analysis in a multi- and trans-disciplinary manner. Imagining 2050 is further supported through a wide-ranging programme of stakeholder engagements with climate thought leaders, civil society agencies and intermediaries, state agencies and policymakers. The project also explores and evaluate a number of innovative communications methods to capture and visualise the process, the visions and the scenarios.

Quick Facts

Start

2018

End

2020

Funded By

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Researchers

Dr Gerard Mullally (Lead PI); Dr Paul Bolger (PI); Prof. Brian O’Gallachoir (PI); Dr Barry Dwyer (PI); Prof. John Barry (PI); Dr Clodagh Harris (PI); Dr Niall Dunphy (PI); Prof. Geraint Ellis (PI); Prof. Edmond Byrne (PI); Dr Paul Deane (PI); Dr Fionn Rogan (PI); Dr James Glynn (PI); Mr Jeremy Gault (PI); Dr Alexandra Revez (Sr Postdoctoral Researcher)

Platform

Climate Action

Challenge

Environment