Minister Ryan announces €27 million for community climate action

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has announced funding of €24 million for Local Authorities to support and build low carbon communities across the country. A further €3 million is being provided to support cross-border and all-island community climate action initiatives.   This funding is part of the Community Climate Action […]

EPA awards €10.7 million for research to support environmental protection in Ireland

 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced €10.7 million of research funding for 42 research projects addressing climate change and other emerging, complex environmental problems. This funding will contribute to the delivery of high-quality research, evidence-based policy development and further build Irish environmental research capacity. The funding is an important element of the EPA 2030 Research Strategy which delivers […]

The Time is Now! ECO UNESCO are issuing their final call for students to take action and apply to the 2023 Young Environmentalist Awards

The final call for submissions to the ECO-UNESCO 2023 Young Environmentalist Awards (YEAs) is Tuesday, 28th February 2023. The Young Environmentalist Awards are a nationwide programme that recognises and rewards young people aged 10-18 who have taken environmental action in their school or community by generating creative solutions to solve environmental issues. Encouraging young people […]

Offaly householders urged to avail of free e-waste recycling events

Offaly householders are being urged to bring their electrical and electronic waste to a set of free collection days to help the county meet national e-waste recycling targets for 2023. The events, hosted by WEEE Ireland in partnership with Offaly County Council, kick off on Saturday January 28 at both the West End Carpark, Banagher, […]

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. […]

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 […]

Minister Martin welcomes Ireland/EU Just Transition tourism funding of €68million for Ireland’s Midlands

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin has welcomed the European Commission’s adoption of Ireland’s Territorial Just Transition Plan and associated Programme for 2021–2027. The adoption of the Just Transition Plan confirms significant Ireland/EU funding to support the Midlands region, as Ireland moves away from fossil fuels. The tourism element of […]

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 […]

EPA calls for urgent action to address Ireland’s Municipal Waste Recycling

Waste generation in Ireland continued to increase in 2020.  Our rising levels of waste make it difficult to maintain or increase recycling rates. Ireland is in danger of missing future (2025) EU municipal waste and plastic packaging recycling targets. Ireland remains reliant on export markets for the treatment of specific waste streams including residual municipal […]

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 […]

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