Recordings of Prof. Jeffrey Sachs Course on COVID 19

During the September 2020 semester, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs taught the course The Covid-19 Pandemic: Virology, Public Health, and Economics to students at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, University College Dublin, and Sunway University. This was part of the initiative that UCD and Sunway University are working together on, the M.Sc. in Sustainable Development in … Continue Reading

Introducing Mission 4.7

The SDG Academy, our partner on the UCD M.Sc. in Sustainable Development, is proud to announce the launch of Mission 4.7, a new initiative co-founded with Global Schools (Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens) and UNESCO, to advance SDG Target 4.7 at the highest levels.  The launch took place on December 16, on the first day of the … Continue Reading

UCD M.Sc. in Sustainable Development in partnership with UN SDSN. Jan Full Time starts are HEA Funded, Deadline Dec 4th 2020.

Funding for January 2021 Entry is supported by the Government’s July Stimulus – Higher Education Initiative, Deadline Dec 4th 2020. To be eligible, you (or your parents if you are under 23) need to be ordinarily resident in the EU (including Ireland /EEA/ Swiss Confederation/UK ) for 3 of the last 5 years (minimum of … Continue Reading

Invitation to UCD staff: HEA Education for Sustainable Development Consultation Event

Ireland’s National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is due to conclude at the end of 2020. Consultation on the next National Strategy, led by the Department of Education and Skills (DES), will commence in the New Year via an online survey and submissions process.As a precursor to this wider consultation, the Higher Education … Continue Reading

UCD embeds UN SDGs across education, research, governance and engagement

University College Dublin has published its first Sustainability Report outlining a structured programme designed to embed the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) across the University’s education, research, governance and engagement activities. Under the education heading, UCD has committed that all degree programmes meet the criteria under SDG Goal 4 Quality Education as well as mapping to … Continue Reading

Centre for Sustainable Development Studies contributes to Report on Children and the SDGs

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D. launched the ‘UN Sustainable Developmental Goals Through the Lens of a Child joint report’ on 25 March 2019. The report outlines the activities, outcomes and deliberations of a workshop entitled ‘SDGs through the Lens of a Child’ organised by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs … Continue Reading

Prof Paul Walsh took part in panel discussion on Climate Change for UCDSU Green Week

UCD Students Union and the Literary & Historical Society hosted a panel talk on climate change on 6 February as a part of UCDSU’s first ever Green Week. The panel considered on academics and politicians attempted to present and debate practical solutions to the climate crisis. Moderator Professor Patrick Paul Walsh introduced the talk by … Continue Reading

Membership of Institute for Sustainable Development Goals of Tsinghua University

Prof Patrick Paul Walsh has been appointed as International Academic Committee member to the Institute for Sustainable Development Goals of Tsinghua University (TUSDG). Founded in April 2017 at Tsinghua University, TUSDG is the premier institution in China aimed at conducting interdisciplinary research and collaborating with global partners to address challenges in implementing UN Sustainable Development … Continue Reading

New paper: Competition and Welfare Effects of Differentiated Taxation: Evidence from the Irish Automobile Market

Competition and Welfare Effects of Differentiated Taxation: Evidence from the Irish Automobile Market Anna Bennato, Franco Mariuzzo and  Patrick Paul Walsh (2018) Centre for Competition Policy,  University of East Anglia,  Working paper 18-5. Background In recent years, policy makers in developed countries have adopted taxation systems that attempt to curb consumers’ behavior away from a harmful … Continue Reading