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 […]

UK’s Most Prominent Climate Change Policy Advisor, Sir David King, to address conference at LIT, Moylish

The free conference Future Living will take place on February 14, 2020 at the Millennium Theatre, LIT, Moylish Campus. The Conference will focus on Fashion, Food and Festivals and examine the sustainability challenges within business.   The UK’s most prominent policy adviser and campaigner on the causes and consequences of climate change, acclaimed environmentalist Sir […]

Will the Midland’s become Ireland’s Rust Belt? New TG4 documentary ‘Gan Fód’ finds out

Tabú – Gan Fód Wednesday 5th February 9.30pm, TG4 ‘Gan Fód’ is a one-hour documentary for TG4 that tells the story of a changing Ireland and of our unique relationship with the bog. We ask what matters more people and jobs or sustainability and the environment? By 2027 Bord na Móna will cease peat harvesting. But […]

Facing up to Climate Change: Where next for Climate Science? – EPA Climate Change Lecture Series

Dame Professor Julia Slingo will present the next EPA Climate Change Lecture as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action.  This will take place on Wednesday 20th November in the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin. In this public lecture, Dame Julia will discuss what is next for climate science as we […]

Teagasc Annual Report and Accounts for 2018

Excluding the Net Deferred Funding for Pensions, Teagasc income in 2018 was €195 million (2017 income – €187 million).  There was an increase of €6.432 million in Grant in Aid compared to 2017.  Research income increased by €1.924 million (6.3%), including increases of €1.835 million in externally funded research grants, €481,000 in analysis fees and […]

Forestry licensing and its impact on our climate change targets to be discussed in Dail

Forestry licensing and its impact on our climate change targets will be discussed in the Dáil today under Topical Issues. The issue is being raised with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine by Deputy Jackie Cahill. Topical Issues are scheduled for discussion today from 17.17pm to 18.05pm. It’s one of the Topical Issues, […]

Majority of adults value the environment, while climate change is seen as the most pressing environmental issue in Ireland

An overwhelming majority of adults (86%) recognise the value of the environment to the people of Ireland, recent research conducted on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found. The EPA released the findings to coincide with the launch of its The EPA Year in Review 2018 report.  The Red C poll in November 2018 explored […]

2018 Annual Transition Statement published by Minister Bruton

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D., yesterday (Tuesday 4th of December) published the 2018 Annual Transition Statement. This Statement provides an overview of climate change mitigation and adaptation policy measures adopted across government to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and to adapt to the effects of climate change. It must be […]

Relentless implementation of policy needed to combat effects of climate extremes

“We have, by any measure, experienced an extraordinary year where nature reminded us who is in charge. With our changing climate, the confident predictions are that we can expect extreme events at greater frequency into the future”, said Laura Burke, Director General of the EPA, speaking at the annual ‘Environment Ireland’ conference. Laura Burke was […]

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