MEPs call for a reduction in pesticides to protect bees and Biodiversity

Further reducing use of pesticides, more funds for research and better monitoring are urgently needed to save the EU’s bees, says the Environment Committee. The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a resolution highlighting weaknesses in the EU Pollinator Initiative that render it inadequate to address the main causes of pollinators’ […]

European Environment Agency’s state of environment report outlines the scale and urgency of environmental challenges facing Europe

The European Environment Agency (EEA) today launched its State of the Environment Report 2020, “European Environment — state and outlook report” (SOER 2020). The EPA welcomes this report, which provides an overview of the state of Europe’s environment.  It highlights that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency and that, while European environment and climate […]

Grounded – An occasional column by Grace O’Sullivan – mother, environment & peace activist, ecologist, MEP

Grounded – An occasional column by Grace O’Sullivan – mother, environment & peace activist, ecologist, MEP Grace O’Sullivan, a mother of three from Tramore, Co.Waterford, has led a rich and varied life. From the age of 21, she spent 20 years working with Greenpeace and was a crew member of the Rainbow Warrior when it was […]

Reducing Food Waste is the Climate Action you can do three times a day #StopFoodWaste

Reducing food waste is one of the most effective actions you can take to address climate change – it’s simple, it’s free and makes a real difference The EPA are challenging everyone to reduce food waste to combat climate change Do you stop to think when you scrape half-full plates into the bin; or throw […]

Reducing Food Waste is the Climate Action you can do three times a day #StopFoodWaste

Reducing food waste is one of the most effective actions you can take to address climate change – it’s simple, it’s free and makes a real difference The EPA are challenging everyone to reduce food waste to combat climate change Do you stop to think when you scrape half-full plates into the bin; or throw […]

EPA publishes Junior Cert resource pack on reducing food waste to tackle climate change

The EPA has produced an educational resource pack to support over 20,000 Junior Certificate students to learn about sustainable living through the Home Economics curriculum. Reducing food waste is one of the most effective actions we can take to address climate change. The resource pack is be used by Home Economics teachers to engage students […]

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 […]

How To Save The Planet, new book by Luke Eastwood

How To Save The Planet is the latest book from Luke Eastwood, who has previously had success with titles such as “Kerry Folk Tales”, “The Journey” and “The Druid’s Primer”.   In 10 very short chapters Luke outlines why we are in a big mess and what we as individuals can do about it now, […]

Ireland exceeds its emissions budget by 5 million tonnes and moves further from climate commitments

Ireland exceeds its emissions budget by 5 million tonnes and moves further from climate commitments Ireland exceeded its annual emissions allocation for 2018 under the EU’s Effort Sharing Decision by over 5 million tonnes. This follows an exceedance of 3 million tonnes in 2017. Overall, Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions showed a marginal decrease of 0.2 […]

MEPs block member states’ move to weaken bee protection from pesticides

MEPs want the impact of pesticides on bees to be properly tested Commission proposal watered down by member states Parliament wants new law to better protect bees MEPs sent the Commission back to the drawing board after member states watered down draft measures to protect bees. The European Commission’s draft proposal was intended to incorporate […]

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