EU LIFE Programme: €380 million for 168 new green projects all around Europe

Today, the EU Commission has approved more than €380 million of funding for 168 new projects across Europe under the LIFE Programme for the environment and climate action. At the heart of the European Green Deal, LIFE projects can help the EU become climate-neutral by 2050 and reach climate, energy and environmental goals. They support biodiversity, nature restoration and a circular economy while contributing to the clean energy transition across the continent. The funding is a 27% increase on last year’s funding, and will mobilise a […]

Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action launches report on Biodiversity

The Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action today launched its Report on Biodiversity, which makes 75 recommendations across five key themes identified during engagements with stakeholders and through submissions to the Committee. Committee Cathaoirleach Deputy Brian Leddin said: “This report points the way towards how we restore biodiversity in nature and how to best reap […]

Speech by Minister Catherine Martin at Fáilte Ireland’s National Conference on Driving Climate Action in Tourism Businesses

Dia daoibh ar maidin, a chairde. Cuireann sé an-áthas orm an chomhdháil seo faoin Athrú Aeráide i nGnólachtaí Turasóireachta a oscailt go hoifigiúil.   Thank you Paul Carty for your welcome. And my thanks also to CEO Paul Kelly for the invitation to open today’s conference. I must also commend Fáilte Ireland for its leadership […]

EPA Climate Change Lecture Series – The Role of Communications in Driving Climate Action

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delighted to welcome Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment. The public lecture will take place on Thursday 28th at 7:15 pm at the EPIC Museum Dublin and will also […]

The Best Way to Deal with Climate-Anxiety is with Positive Action

New research released yesterday by BBC Newsround found an increase in the number of children who are affected by climate-anxiety. The survey questioned 2,000 eight to sixteen-year-olds. The Newsround survey found that young people are feeling frustrated and anxious about the state of the planet, and one in five had a bad dream about climate […]

EU Budget 2020 deal: Investing more in climate action, youth and research

MEPs have fought for and obtained better support for climate action, research, SMEs and the young in next year’s EU budget, after a second round of talks with Council on Monday. On Monday evening, the negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the 2020 EU Budget, shortly before the […]

MEP Kelly Slams Trump Paris Withdrawal

MEP for Ireland South and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has criticised the United States’ move to withdraw from the historic Paris Climate Agreement, and has urged the need for stronger international cooperation on Climate Action as a result. Speaking from the European Parliament in Brussels, Mr Kelly said: “Regrettably, […]

Bord na Móna ‘in the business of climate action’, details investment in Green Economy and Just Transition Plans

Investment in renewable energy development, new business projects, waste recycling and resource recovery of over €1.6 billion over next ten years* Almost 100 new direct jobs and over 150 indirect jobs will be created in the development of renewable energy assets and new recycling operations by 2023. Waste recycling and resource recovery to create approximately […]

How to Take Climate Action through Repair, Reuse and Recycling

Tips for individuals, communities, businesses and the public sector Now that the Government’s Climate Action Plan has been released, many in Ireland are wondering what they can do to take climate action. One area often overlooked is reducing our consumption of goods. Recent studies have found that up to 40% of global emissions are due […]

CRNI Urges Climate Action through Repair, Reuse and Recycling

The calls for urgent climate action were heard loud and clear during the election. As the Government draws up its All of Government Plan on Climate Disruption, now is the time for Ireland to act to reduce the climate impact of our resource consumption. Recent studies have found that up to 40% of global emissions […]

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