Dáil Eireann Declares Climate Emergency and Endorses Blueprint for Climate Action

Dáil Eireann has tonight voted [1] to declare a “Climate Emergency” and ” accept and endorse” the blueprint for action developed by the cross-party Committee on Climate Action. Reacting, Oisin Coghlan, Coordinator of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, said: “This is a radical mandate for climate action from the Dáil. It really puts it up […]

IFA and ICMSA claims undermine urgent need for real climate action and protection of rural communities

Industry organisations misrepresent Citizens’ Assembly proposals on climate change at Oireachtas Committee The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition* refutes claims made by the IFA and ICMSA at Wednesday’s (12th Dec) session of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action. The IFA and ICMSA misrepresented and unfairly rejected the Citizens’ Assembly recommendations in relation to climate action […]

Expert Report Ranks Ireland Worst Country In Europe On Climate Change

The 2018 Climate Change Performance Index highlights Ireland as being the worst performing country in Europe for action on climate change. The Index, produced annually on the basis of joint analysis by two leading European think-tanks, places Ireland 49th out of 59 countries, a drop of 28 places from last year.   Jerry Mac Evilly, Policy Coordinator for the […]

Ireland’s two-faced game on climate change in the spotlight as EU Environment Ministers meet

As Minister Naughten meets with other Environment Ministers today (13th October 2017) to discuss key EU climate change legislation, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition has called the Government’s approach to EU negotiations shameful and hypocritical. Ireland has pushed for the inclusion of several loopholes in proposed legislation concerning reductions in polluting emissions to be made by […]

Citizens’ Assembly to kick off ground-breaking examination of Ireland’s response to climate change

On September 30th, the Citizens’ Assembly will begin a ground-breaking process in democratic decision-making on climate change. The Assembly will discuss the topic ‘how the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change’. It will hear presentations from international experts and, after a second weekend of debate on November 5th, will vote on recommendations to […]

Rally to denounce Trump “playing Russian roulette with climate change”

The Stop Climate Chaos coalition has called a protest rally outside the US Embassy in Dublin for Friday lunchtime to protest at President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change. The coalition of aid agencies, environmental organizations, student and faith groups, denounced President Trump’s decision, describing it […]