This half-day workshop event will bring together researchers and students in an interdisciplinary event that explores the carbon impact of our research methods and undertakings, and whether we can, as researchers and students, work towards decarbonizing our research methods.
From our own context in the University of Galway, our Climate Action and Sustainability Strategy (2021-2025) states that the university aims ‘to embed carbon management into all University operations and processes with a view to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5˚C’. The urgency of this goal is underscored by the latest IPCC report which warns that the world has just three years before warming exceeds this 1.5˚C threshold.
As a central part of university operations and processes, research itself should also aim towards net-zero emissions. But how can this be done? During this workshop, researchers will have the opportunity to discuss the carbon management of their own research methodologies and advance ideas about how the research and studies undertaken in our institutes can be decarbonized. There will be options for streaming and online attendance for this event.
This workshop is co-hosted by the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, and the Irish Humanities Alliance.
Light refreshments will be provided on the day.
In order to provide further opportunity for discussion and outreach, a fully online workshop on decarbonizing research will take place at 2pm, 25th of November 2022, on Zoom. This event will provide an online platform to those who cannot attend in person and will also allow dialogue across Irish universities and further afield, as well as developing the conversations started during the in-person event. You do not have to attend both events but would be very welcome to do so.
Please note that places are limited for the in-person workshop, due to the capacity of the room. With this in mind, and in order to provide accurate numbers for catering, we kindly ask you to register for the in-person event using the form below. While you do not have to formally register for the Zoom workshop, you can also indicate your interest for this event on this form.
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