Transport vision in Climate Action Plan will transform how we travel over the coming 7 years

Key Objectives For 2030:  Cut transport emissions by 50% Change the way we use our road space Reduce the total distance driven across all car journeys by 20% Continue to enhance accessible public transport services Increase walking and cycling network Reduce the number of ‘school run’ journeys undertaken by private car by 30% Walking, cycling […]

Farmer Planting has declined by Almost 70% under current Forestry Programme

IFA Farm Forestry Chair, Vincent Nally said that the afforestation figures show that farmer planting under the current programme has declined by 67%.   “The figures make for stark reading and clearly show that farmers are disengaging from forestry, at time when we need more farmers to consider forest as a viable option as part […]

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 […]