Irish campaigners support citizens’ campaign for EU ban on fossil fuel advertising and sponsorship

New analysis of over 3,000 adverts shows how six major fossil fuel companies ‘greenwash’ their brands More than twenty organisations – including Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace – have today launched the first ever Europe-wide campaign calling for a ban on fossil fuel advertising and sponsorships in the EU. The coalition of NGOs has launched the campaign with […]

Friends of the Earth Netherlands wins climate case against Shell

For the first time in history, a judge has held a corporation liable for causing dangerous climate change. Today, as a result of legal action brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) together with 17,000 co-plaintiffs and six other organisations the court in The Hague ruled that Shell must reduce its CO2 emissions by […]

Ireland shuts the door on new gas and oil

Campaigners welcome the Government’s proposal for a national ban on all future oil and gas exploration and extraction in Ireland.   Ireland will now become the second country in Europe and only the fourth in the world to introduce a definitive national ban through legislation on all fossil fuel exploration [1] In 2017 Ireland took the first steps to […]

Shannon Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import project suffers second set-back in one week

Last Thursday, 10th September, New Fortress Energy, the company behind the controversial Shannon LNG project, suffered a second blow in a week to its plans to bring US fracked gas to Ireland. US Governors have blocked the company’s plans to build an export terminal in New Jersey. See full press release on this below, released by Catskill Mountainkeeper, an […]

Carbon tax will only work as part of a “Green New Deal” – NGO proposes 12-step programme to quit fossil fuels

Friends of the Earth has called on the Government not to increase the carbon tax as a stand-alone policy, but to include it in a comprehensive “Green New Deal” with Government taking the lead on cutting emissions and making less polluting choices affordable and accessible for people. The call comes as Minister Bruton holds a […]

Minister Richard Bruton comes under huge pressure to back Dáil motion on plastic waste today

As the Dáil prepares to debate plastic waste this evening, 30,000 people have called on new Minister for the Environment, Richard Bruton TD to tackle the plastic waste crisis in a massive petition to be delivered to the Dáil at 1pm today. Friends of the Earth, Uplift and Voice Ireland have combined forces to back the common […]

Thousands Of Shoppers Plan To Ditch Plastic At Supermarkets In Ireland

This Saturday, thousands of shoppers nationwide are planning to leave leave their unwanted plastic packaging at supermarket retailers as part of the Sick of Plastic campaign organised by Friends of the Earth and VOICE Ireland. The campaign has received widespread public interest over the past month with over 360 people registering as local organisers. The […]

Leo Lets Us All Down On Climate Change In Effort To Cosy Up To Trump

Friends of the Earth has accused Leo Varadkar of dropping a diplomatic clanger on climate change in his effort to cosy up to Trump. While speaking publicly in the U.S. today, the Taoiseach said he was “happy to take credit” for the rejection of a planning application for a wind farm near Trump’s Doonbeg golf course […]

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 […]

Stop Climate Chaos Coalition

Individuals, NGOs and businesses from Ireland and around the world already have had the opportunity to voice their concerns to the Citizens’ Assembly through a major public consultation. The consultation was a great success with the Assembly receiving close to 1,200 submissions, which are available online. Speaking on behalf of Ireland’s Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, Jerry […]

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