Mitigation Plan Reinforces Governments Weak Position On Climate Action

The Government today finally published its draft National Mitigation Plan – Ireland’s first plan in ten years on how it intends to reduce the harmful emissions that contribute to climate change.  A requirement under Ireland’s Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act (2015), the Plan must establish how Ireland will reduce emissions from the buildings, […]

IIEA/RDS Report Confirms Irish Agriculture And Forestry Policy Needs To Be Climate Smart

Stop Climate Chaos has said that a new report on ‘climate smart agriculture’, published on Thursday by the IIEA and RDS, makes it clear that agriculture and livestock agriculture are major drivers of ‘dangerous’ climate change and that Irish exports do not contribute to solving global food insecurity. Spokesperson for the Stop Climate Chaos coalition, […]

IFA Concerned About Falling Afforestation Figures Given Their Importance In Climate Change Strategy

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Michael Fleming has voiced concern about the falling afforestation figures, following the publication of latest Forest Service report that shows area established down 30% on this time last year. He said this is worrying given the importance of forests and afforestation in our national climate change strategy.   “The Forestry Programme […]

MEP Appointed To Climate Change Committee

IFA President Eddie Downey has welcomed the appointment of Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly to the role of Chairman of the European Parliament’s negotiating committee for the International Climate Change Agreement.   Eddie Downey said he looked forward to working with Sean Kelly to achieve an outcome to the international climate talks in Paris later […]

Climate Change Plan Must Safeguard Ireland’s Sustainable Agriculture Sector – IFA

IFA Climate Change Spokesman Jer Bergin has called for full recognition to be given to Ireland’s unique emission efficient food production system in any national Climate Change plan which may emerge from the current consultation with stakeholders. Speaking after a meeting with the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) Jer Bergin said, “The agri-food sector […]