People in Ireland continue to be positive about benefits of climate action

The results of the second wave of the EPA’s Climate Change in the Irish Mind survey show: Consistent with the previous study, findings show widespread agreement on many climate change attitudes and strong majority support for climate action. 81 percent of people in Ireland are worried about climate change and 75 percent think extreme weather […]

People in Ireland support climate policies, with some opposition specific to local concerns and issues

People in Ireland feel that ‘others’ – such as future generations or people far away – are more threatened by climate change than themselves in the here and now. This means that many people underestimate the immediate risks and already-occurring effects of climate change here in Ireland. The youngest adults (18-24 years) consistently exhibit significantly higher […]

New Climate Youth Delegate appointed

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, in collaboration with the National Youth Council of Ireland, is delighted to announce that Ireland has officially launched its annual Climate Youth Delegate Programme and has appointed a new Climate Youth Delegate for 2023-2024.   Jenny Salmon, a Bachelor of Law student in Trinity […]

Minister Ryan welcomes hugely positive provisional results of first offshore wind auction

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has today welcomed the provisional results of the first offshore wind auction under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (ORESS 1). The results mark a breakthrough moment for Ireland’s offshore wind future.   ORESS is an auction-based process which invites renewable energy projects to compete against […]

Minister Ryan opens the third National Stakeholder Forum on Climate Action

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan will open the third National Climate Stakeholder Forum (NCSF) today in the Aviva Stadium*. The event will be chaired by Professor Alan Barrett, Director of the ESRI.   The National Dialogue on Climate Action (NDCA) is our national programme to engage, enable and empower stakeholders and […]

IPCC Synthesis Report underlines importance of the Government’s commitment to scaling and speeding up Ireland’s climate action

Statement from Minister Ryan   The stark report that has been released today by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) confirms that, with global warming having already reached 1.1°C above pre-industrial levels, climate change is causing widespread and increasingly-irreversible losses and damages. We have a rapidly-closing window of opportunity to maintain a liveable future […]

Delays in Approval for Plantings Put Forestry Targets in Jeopardy

IFA Farm Forestry Chair Jason Fleming has said the delay in getting State Aid approval for the new Forestry Programme 2023 to 2027 means this year’s targets are unlikely to be met.   “We’re off to a bad start. The delay is going to have a huge impact on the afforestation programme in 2023, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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