5 National Youth Organisations launch the “Youth Climate Justice Challenge”

A consortium of 5 youth organisations, led by ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation is launching the second #YouthClimateJusticeChallenge, with partners Gaisce The President Award, The No Name Club, Irish Girls Guides & Young Irish Film Makers. The Youth Climate Justice Challenge is aimed at encouraging and empowering young people to take on local […]

EPA publishes Green Public Procurement: Guidance for the Public Sector

Minister Ossian Smyth today launched the EPA’s revised Green Public Procurement: Guidance for the Public Sector at the EPA’s Circular Economy Conference 2021. Green Public Procurement is a process where public authorities seek to source goods, services or works with reduced environmental impact. Annual public sector purchasing accounts for up to 12 per cent of […]

Sustainability Summit announces latest additions to speaker line-up which includes Daniel Gutiérrez Patiño, CEO of Save the Amazon

New speakers have been announced for The Business Show’s International Sustainability Summit which takes place virtually on 22nd September. The new additions, who will debate the severity of climate change and its significant impact on businesses, society and individuals, include: Angela Francis, Chief Advisor of Economics and Economic Development of WWF UK Christian Kroll,  Founder […]

The evidence is clear, global climate change means Ireland is warmer and wetter – EPA

Long term observations in Ireland provide important insights on the causes and consequences of Climate Change; Increases in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide have been observed in Ireland, and reflect the increasing global levels of these key drivers of global warming;    Global warming has resulted in Ireland’s climate becoming warmer […]

EPA statement on the publication of the IPCC Working Group 1 report

IPCC Report echoes key findings of EPA publications on Ireland’s projected greenhouse gas emissions For Ireland to transform to a climate resilient, biodiversity rich and climate neutral economy by 2050, there needs to be a significant and immediate increase in the scale and pace of greenhouse gas emission reductions  Irish authors and scientists contributed to […]

Ireland’s ambitious Climate Act signed into law

The journey to Net Zero emissions has begun The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has welcomed the signature by the President today of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021. Ireland is now on a legally binding path to net-Zero emissions no later than 2050, and to […]

Save €700 per year by taking simple steps to reduce food waste

The average Irish family will save €700 per year by taking simple steps to reduce their food waste. Vegetables, fruit and salad are the foods that are thrown out most often in the home. Ireland has committed to halving food waste by 2030. Scientists estimate that food waste produces up to 10 per cent of […]

Minister Ryan announces package of supports to expand community energy revolution

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has today launched a range of new of measures to ensure communities nationwide will benefit from renewable energy. The package includes: Targeted supports for communities who want to develop their own renewable projects Good Practice Principles that will ensure communities benefit from funds generated by […]

Development organisations call for urgent changes to Climate Bill’s definition of “Climate Justice”

In a letter published today, the organisations said it would be better to have no definition of “climate justice” than to use the Bill’s current, misleading definition  Leading international development organisations, Oxfam Ireland, Christian Aid Ireland, Concern and Trócaire, have today published a letter [1] to all TDs and senators, seeking an urgent change to the definition […]

Fixing septic tanks that fail inspection is a priority, says EPA

Over half (54%) of septic tank systems failed inspection in 2020. Three quarters of systems failing inspection since 2013 have been fixed, but failure to resolve older cases is a concern. Grants of up to €5,000 are available to fix systems.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the report Domestic Waste Water Treatment System Inspections […]

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