Minister Ryan meets with delegates from the National Youth Assembly on Climate to hear their calls to action on climate change

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan TD yesterday met with delegates from the National Youth Assembly on Climate (NYAC) to hear their recommendations and calls to action emerging from the second NYAC held on 11th March this year. The young delegates looked at three key areas of the Climate Action Plan — sustainable transport, the circular economy, […]

EPA Climate Change Lecture Series – ‘Ocean Circulation, Tipping Points and the Public Climate Debate

The EPA, in partnership with Dublin City Council, is delighted to welcome Professor Stefan Rahmstorf, Co-Head of the Research Department on Earth System Analysis the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor of Physics of the Oceans at the University of Potsdam. The public lecture will take place on 19th April at 7:00pm in […]

Evidence shows consistent beliefs and attitudes on climate change across Ireland in both rural and urban areas. See what your County thinks about Climate Change

People’s beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences and behaviours on climate change are consistent across Ireland with no discernible difference between urban or rural dwellers. New interactive climate change opinion maps of Ireland allow the public to examine and view national, regional, and county level data about Irish people’s climate change beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences and behaviours. […]

25 Radio and TV projects secure €5million for Climate Change and Climate Action Programming

Funding for over 1,200 new radio programmes across 24 stations  Funded projects include documentary, entertainment and educational programming, with a quarter of the projects to receive funding aimed at the 15-34 age group New grants give media a ‘powerful role to play in building climate literacy, creatively and with public’ Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, […]

Vast Majority of Young People Feel Concerned about Climate Change

An overwhelming percentage of young people (97%) are feeling concerned about climate change according to the Youth Climate Justice Survey*, also revealing that young people are feeling anxious, angry, and fearful but also eager to act. These survey findings were presented at The Earth Gala last Friday night, which was organised by Ireland’s leading environmental […]

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 […]

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 […]

EPA statement on the publication of the IPCC Working Group 2 report – Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

This IPCC Report highlights the interlinked threat posed by climate change for human health ecosystems and biodiversity.   The roles and benefits of planned adaptation in reducing climate exposure and vulnerability are highlighted in the report, as well as the need to avoid short term adaptation responses which could – in the longer term – amplify […]

EPA survey shows climate change remains the most pressing environmental issue facing Ireland

For the 4th year in a row, climate change is seen as the most pressing environmental issue facing Ireland. 86 per cent of adults agree that the environment is a valuable asset to the people of Ireland.  Four in five adults found that having a clean, unpolluted environment and access to nature or the environment […]

Minister Ryan announces €60 million for community climate action projects across Ireland and the launch of a new National Dialogue on Climate Action from COP26

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D., has announced €60 million in funding from the Climate Action Fund for community climate action projects, and a new long-term structure to support public engagement on climate action.  The Minister made the announcement from COP26 in Glasgow at an online event, which gathered people from all over Ireland […]

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