Biggest climate protest in history – Dozens of events planned around Ireland

Student organizers and climate campaigners supporting the School Strikes for Climate have announced their plans for Ireland’s particiaption in the Global Climate Strike on Friday 20th September. Students have so far organized School Strike Rallies for 10 locations around Ireland from Tralee to Dundalk, as well as Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. Adults have signed […]

Citizens Dialogue on ‘The Climate is Changing…How will We?’ in Nenagh Library, Thursday 26th September

As you may already know Nenagh library is the Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) for counties Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Kerry and on Thursday 26th September at 7pm we will be holding a Citizens Dialogue on climate change & sustainability as part of our 2019 Programme of Events. The title of this talk is ‘The […]

Operation PolliNation will be creating a buzz in the Tipperary countryside

Bee-friendly flowerbeds will be popping up everywhere as the CountryLife Garden Centre network is donating free flowering perennials and wild flower seeds to 24 Tidytowns and communities to help protect species at risk of extinction. The leading farm and rural retailer, owned by Glanbia Ireland, is also giving free wildflower seeds to customers at its […]

Irish Wildlife Trust calls on local authorities and members of the public to cut out herbicide use

This summer, the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is urging the local authorities and members of the public to avoid the use of harmful herbicides and weed-killers, particularly on our roadsides. The casual use of noxious chemicals in public areas seems to be commonplace across the Irish countryside and this leaves unsightly dead vegetation as well […]

Nature largely missing from the government Climate Action Plan

The Irish Wildlife Trust welcomes the publication of the government’s Climate Action Plan but is disappointed that nature – and addressing the biodiversity/extinction crisis in particular – is largely ignored. We welcome the commitment to better manage hedgerows and soils in agricultural environments as these can have associated benefits for wildlife. However, the plan largely […]

Climate Action Plan to Tackle Climate Breakdown launches

Giving Ireland a Sustainable Future Cleaner air, warmer homes, better-connected communities, and a more sustainable economy Climate Action Plan to Tackle Climate Breakdown launches The Government has today (Monday the 17th of June) published the Climate Action Plan, led by Minister Richard Bruton, to give Irish people a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future. The […]

There’s more to food waste than wasted food – National Stop Food Waste Week, 12- 19 June

The EPA is leading a National Stop Food Waste Week campaign to highlight issues and raise awareness on food waste, from 12-19 June.  Globally, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is lost or wasted and every year people in Ireland waste over one million tonnes of food. The campaign […]

5 tests for the Government’s new climate plan: ‘A New Departure on the path to zero climate pollution’

Government climate plan must signal a New Departure on the path to zero climate pollution Campaigners set out 5 tests for Government’s new climate plan due next week (detailed briefing) > Is the new 2050 target net zero emissions, like the UK just announced? > Will the key oversight and accountability provisions be put into […]

CRNI Urges Climate Action through Repair, Reuse and Recycling

The calls for urgent climate action were heard loud and clear during the election. As the Government draws up its All of Government Plan on Climate Disruption, now is the time for Ireland to act to reduce the climate impact of our resource consumption.   Recent studies have found that up to 40% of global […]

EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Projections show that Ireland has more to do to meet its 2030 targets

Ireland faces significant challenges in meeting EU 2030 reduction targets for Greenhouse Gases.  Progress in achieving targets is dependent on the level of implementation of current and future plans. Agriculture emissions are projected to increase with an expansion of animal numbers. Continued growth in emissions from the transport sector is projected in the short term, […]

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