Lawmakers must be open to increasing EU targets for renewable energy – MEP Kelly

MEP for Ireland South and the EPP Group’s lead negotiator on the EU Renewable Energy Directive, Sean Kelly, has told fellow lawmakers that they must be ready to revise the level of ambition on renewable energy in line with the likely increase of the EU’s overall carbon reduction targets.   Mr Kelly, who  was part […]

Power to the People! Tipperary Communities Take New Step to Tackle Climate Change

  Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative (ECTC) is taking a new step to tackle climate change with the appointment of Derry O Donnell as Development Coordinator. Derry will be engaging with and recruiting new energy communities and promoting Ireland’s first community owned electricity supplier ‘Community Power’, who are part-funders of the role.   A native of […]

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, […]

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