Study identifies nature and potential demand for skills within the Renewable Energy, Residential Retrofit and Electric Vehicle sectors

Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD, the Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, and Minister of State for Communications and the Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth TD today launched a new report by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) – ‘Skills for Zero Carbon – The […]

COP On – Go Green for a Sustainable Economy!

Champion Green rallies Support for Local with Green Friday Launch One in Four expect to Spend More this Christmas Turn your back on Black and make it a Green Friday on November 26th next, is the message from Champion Green this holiday season. The support local campaign has launched shopper promotions and advertising to encourage […]

Large decrease in air pollution from traffic in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions

While air quality in Ireland in 2020 was generally good there are worrying localised issues. Air pollution from traffic fell at all monitoring stations, particularly at urban roadside locations, as a consequence of reduced traffic volumes due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, Ireland was above World Health Organization (WHO) air quality guidelines for particulate matter (PM), […]

New CSO Figures Show Peat Exports Continuing at over 35,000 Tons a Month

Figures released on Thursday by the Central Statistics Office for August and September show that exports of peat for 2021 are now over 500,000 tons with 70,725 tons added in August and September alone. ‘The industry’s claim that exports are a matter of the past is not borne out by the newly released figures’ said […]

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 […]

Letter to ed: There is no compensation for victims of climate disasters

Sir,  COP26 – too little too late.  30 years ago global warming was front-page news so why has it taken our leaders this long to address these problems? Since the Paris agreement in 2015, we have seen rising emissions, rising temperatures as well as rising fossil fuel production – and it’s the vulnerable who suffer […]

New company bringing the birds and the bees to households nationwide

A new Irish company aims to raise happiness levels by introducing the birds and the bees to households across Ireland. Studies have shown that using bird feeders and growing wildflowers increases people’s connection to nature, leading to feelings of wellness. Using their combination of bird and wildflower expertise, Connecting To Nature will enable people to […]

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 […]

This Halloween Clean Coasts and Irish Water remind people to never flush wet wipes down the toilet as they might come back to haunt you!

The Think Before You Flush Campaign, operated by Clean Coasts in partnership with Irish Water, is urging people to stop flushing wipes down the toilet. In doing so, everyone will help combat frightening fatbergs, wastewater blockages and scary sewage related litter on our beaches this Halloween. Afterall, there is nothing spookier than waste that comes […]

Time to acknowledge the role of Deposit Refund Systems (DRS) in achieving a Circular Economy for beverage packaging in the EU

Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe and Zero Waste Europe call on the EU to facilitate the beverage industry’s transition to circularity by developing a legal framework for setting up new efficient DRS for beverage packaging. Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) urge the […]

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