EPA Climate Change Lecture Series – The Role of Communications in Driving Climate Action

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delighted to welcome Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment. The public lecture will take place on Thursday 28th at 7:15 pm at the EPIC Museum Dublin and will also […]

EPA statement on the publication of the IPCC Working Group 2 report – Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

This IPCC Report highlights the interlinked threat posed by climate change for human health ecosystems and biodiversity. The roles and benefits of planned adaptation in reducing climate exposure and vulnerability are highlighted in the report, as well as the need to avoid short term adaptation responses which could – in the longer term – amplify […]

EPA survey shows climate change remains the most pressing environmental issue facing Ireland

For the 4th year in a row, climate change is seen as the most pressing environmental issue facing Ireland. 86 per cent of adults agree that the environment is a valuable asset to the people of Ireland. Four in five adults found that having a clean, unpolluted environment and access to nature or the environment […]

Minister Ryan announces €60 million for community climate action projects across Ireland and the launch of a new National Dialogue on Climate Action from COP26

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan T.D., has announced €60 million in funding from the Climate Action Fund for community climate action projects, and a new long-term structure to support public engagement on climate action.   The Minister made the announcement from COP26 in Glasgow at an online event, which gathered people from all over […]

72% of Irish people think that climate change has an impact on their everyday lives (five points higher than last year)

The first part of the 2021-2022 EIB Climate Survey explores people’s views on climate change in a rapidly changing world. The results from this release focus on citizens’ perceptions of climate change and the actions they expect their country to take to combat it.  75% of Irish people think that climate change and its consequences […]

The evidence is clear, global climate change means Ireland is warmer and wetter – EPA

Long term observations in Ireland provide important insights on the causes and consequences of Climate Change; Increases in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide have been observed in Ireland, and reflect the increasing global levels of these key drivers of global warming; Global warming has resulted in Ireland’s climate becoming warmer and […]

EPA statement on the publication of the IPCC Working Group 1 report

IPCC Report echoes key findings of EPA publications on Ireland’s projected greenhouse gas emissions For Ireland to transform to a climate resilient, biodiversity rich and climate neutral economy by 2050, there needs to be a significant and immediate increase in the scale and pace of greenhouse gas emission reductions Irish authors and scientists contributed to […]

Ireland’s ambitious Climate Act signed into law

The journey to Net Zero emissions has begun The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, has welcomed the signature by the President today of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021. Ireland is now on a legally binding path to net-Zero emissions no later than 2050, and to […]

All political parties must commit to deep and rapid emissions cuts in line with science and justice

Much public and media discussion around the Green Party’s insistence on any future government committing to a minimum of 7% cuts in greenhouse gas emissions per annum appears to focus on the supposedly ‘unrealistic’ nature of these targets. The former Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten TD has, for example, been quoted as describing this reduction […]

The Best Way to Deal with Climate-Anxiety is with Positive Action

New research released yesterday by BBC Newsround found an increase in the number of children who are affected by climate-anxiety. The survey questioned 2,000 eight to sixteen-year-olds. The Newsround survey found that young people are feeling frustrated and anxious about the state of the planet, and one in five had a bad dream about climate […]

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