Game On for Green! Free Toolkit Helps Irish Sports Clubs Tackle Waste

New resource will help sports clubs eliminate single use plastics and provide guidance on segregating waste. It comes as new research reveals 90% of sports clubs believe they could be doing more to improve their waste management efforts. Sports clubs can now avail of this free toolkit by visiting MyWaste.ie  There’s good news for thousands of sports […]

Minister Ryan announces Long-term Strategy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

The government has approved Ireland’s updated Long-term Strategy on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction. The strategy provides a pathway to a whole-of-society transformation and serves as a vital link between shorter-term Climate Action Plans and Carbon Budgets and the longer-term objective of the European Climate Law and Ireland’s National Climate Objective. Welcoming the updated strategy, […]

Measures to speed up climate transition approved by Government

New Accelerating Renewable Electricity Taskforce Implementation Plan focused on speeding up delivery of Ireland’s renewable electricity Amendment to Environment Bill 2024 will streamline and speed up EPA licence consents The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has received government approval for two memos which focus on streamlining and speeding up Ireland’s delivery […]

Public drinking water fountain scheme announced

Scheme aims to reduce plastic bottle use and provide public access to drinking water. A public drinking water fountain scheme was launched today by the Minister of State with special responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth TD, and the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD. The aim of the […]

Cabinet told that climate is reaching tipping points

Minister Ryan outlines stark overview of the rapid rate that climate is breaking down and the policy responses that can help ensure Ireland is prepared Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, today informed Government that the climate is already reaching key tipping points, defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) […]

Ireland is projected to exceed its National and EU climate targets

Ireland is projected to achieve a reduction of up to 29 per cent in total greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared to a target of 51 per cent, when the impact of the majority of actions outlined in Climate Action Plan 2024 is included.   To achieve a reduction of 29 per cent would require […]

Bathing water quality remains high overall, but heavy summer rainfall is putting pressure on our beaches

Bathing water quality in 2023 was high overall, with 97 per cent (143 of 148) of sites meeting or exceeding the minimum standard, the same number as in 2022. 114 bathing sites (77 per cent) had excellent water quality, down from 117 in 2022. The number of beaches with poor bathing water quality increased to […]

Record-Breaking Return Day: Irish Consumers Bring Back Three Million Plastic Bottles and Cans in One Day

Average Daily Returns Surpass 2.37 million in May as return rates continue to increase   Over 100 million Drinks Containers Returned as Scheme Reaches Major Milestone   Return numbers are steadily rising each week with people now returning millions of bottles and cans every day – Ciaran Foley, CEO     Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme continues to achieve new […]

Biodiversity Week 2024 – time to connect with nature

More than 200 events over 10 days to celebrate nature and biodiversity Ireland’s nature and wildlife will take centre stage from 17-26 May, with over 200 events scheduled across the country for National Biodiversity Week . As well as highlighting the importance of biodiversity, National Biodiversity Week is also about experiencing the fun, enjoyment and spectacle of the nature […]

Climate Change Advisory Council Annual Review 2024 – Electricity Sectoral Review

The Climate Change Advisory Council has said that much more urgent action is required from Government if Ireland is to meet its 2030 electricity capacity targets and stay within the electricity sectoral ceiling. The Council, which published its Annual Review of the electricity sector today, has warned that Ireland’s renewable electricity generation remains significantly below […]

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