IFA and ICMSA claims undermine urgent need for real climate action and protection of rural communities

Industry organisations misrepresent Citizens’ Assembly proposals on climate change at Oireachtas Committee The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition* refutes claims made by the IFA and ICMSA at Wednesday’s (12th Dec) session of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action. The IFA and ICMSA misrepresented and unfairly rejected the Citizens’ Assembly recommendations in relation to climate action […]

2018 Annual Transition Statement published by Minister Bruton

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D., yesterday (Tuesday 4th of December) published the 2018 Annual Transition Statement. This Statement provides an overview of climate change mitigation and adaptation policy measures adopted across government to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and to adapt to the effects of climate change. It must be […]

Farmers Ready To Roll Up Their Sleeves On Climate Action – IFA

In recent weeks IFA published five actions that Government can take to support farming to deliver on climate. These include a call for the establishment of a cross-sectoral implementation group, including IFA, and to mobilise Government Departments and the State’s advisory, scientific and economic development agencies to maximise the delivery of the reductions identified by Teagasc in […]

Five Steps to Support Farming’s Contribution to Climate Action – IFA

IFA has called on Government to take the following steps in support of farming’s contribution to climate action: Establish a cross-sectoral implementation group, including IFA, to mobilise Government Departments and the State’s advisory, scientific and economic development agencies to maximise the delivery of the emissions reductions identified by Teagasc in their recent climate abatement report. Work […]

McGuinness Meets UN Special Envoy For Climate Change

First Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness MEP is pictured meeting Mike Bloomberg, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Euro and Social Dialogue at the EU Commission’s high level conference on financing sustainable growth in Brussels recently. […]

Campaigners Ditch Plastic At Dail As Committee Hears Expert Testimony On Waste Reduction Bill

Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (VOICE), Friends of the Earth, representatives of Zero Waste Ireland and Uplift, along with the public, will bring their unwanted plastic single-use packaging to the Dail to express their desire to ‘ditch plastic’ and support the Green Party’s Waste Reduction bill under consideration in the Communication, Climate Action […]

Minister Denis Maughten Launches Ireland’s New Recycing Ambassador Programme

Government, Waste Industry and Environmental NGOs come together for clear message on suitable content for recycling bins. • Currently 28% of all material placed in household recycling bins is incorrect. Minister Denis Naughten launched Ireland’s new Recycling Ambassador Programme as the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the environmental community, the regional waste management offices […]

Minister Naughten to deliver annual climate change statement today as Ireland’s reputation on climate action lies in tatters

Minister Naughten will come before the Seanad today (Wednesday 29 November) to deliver the Government’s second annual statement on Ireland’s action on climate change. The statement is a requirement under the 2015 Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act. As part of this statement, all relevant Ministers (for energy, transport, agriculture and housing) are required […]

Irish researchers for Climate Action secure €12.9m in EU funding over 3 years

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports and encourages the participation of the Irish Research Community under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for research and innovation. The EPA today congratulates successful Irish researchers who have secured competitive funding of €12.9 million from the Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (Climate Action) sub-programme of […]

Mitigation Plan Reinforces Governments Weak Position On Climate Action

The Government today finally published its draft National Mitigation Plan – Ireland’s first plan in ten years on how it intends to reduce the harmful emissions that contribute to climate change.  A requirement under Ireland’s Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act (2015), the Plan must establish how Ireland will reduce emissions from the buildings, […]