Transport vision in Climate Action Plan will transform how we travel over the coming 7 years

Key Objectives For 2030:  Cut transport emissions by 50%  Change the way we use our road space Reduce the total distance driven across all car journeys by 20% Continue to enhance accessible public transport services  Increase walking and cycling network  Reduce the number of ‘school run’ journeys undertaken by private car by 30% Walking, cycling […]

Sustainable and environmentally sensitive farming can be profitable with the right knowledge and information, according to LIT scientists

Agriculture can and will provide a sustainable future for farming families across the Mid West despite any challenges that may arise from the Climate Action Plan. That is according to Environmental Management lecturers from Limerick Institute of Technology’s Department of Applied Science. As Ireland’s largest indigenous industries, agri-food and fisheries collectively employs approximately 168,000 people […]

Nature largely missing from the government Climate Action Plan

The Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes the publication of the government’s Climate Action Plan but is disappointed that nature – and addressing the biodiversity/extinction crisis in particular – is largely ignored. We welcome the commitment to better manage hedgerows and soils in agricultural environments as these can have associated benefits for wildlife. However, the plan largely […]

Climate Action Plan to Tackle Climate Breakdown launches

Giving Ireland a Sustainable FutureCleaner air, warmer homes, better-connected communities, and a more sustainableeconomyClimate Action Plan to Tackle Climate Breakdown launchesThe Government has today (Monday the 17th of June) published the Climate Action Plan, ledby Minister Richard Bruton, to give Irish people a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future.The far-reaching plan sets out over 180 […]