New Government Report Identifies the Barriers to Climate Action

A report by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications has identified barriers preventing people from taking climate action. The report found that although Irish people have a high awareness of climate issues, they lack urgency surrounding climate action and the individual impact of climate change.   The report draws on extensive conversations with […]

Measures to speed up climate transition approved by Government

New Accelerating Renewable Electricity Taskforce Implementation Plan focused on speeding up delivery of Ireland’s renewable electricity Amendment to Environment Bill 2024 will streamline and speed up EPA licence consents The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has received government approval for two memos which focus on streamlining and speeding up Ireland’s delivery […]

Farmers Should Join the Climate Conversation 2024

As part of the Climate Conversation 2024 the Environment Chair of the IFA is encouraging farmers to have their say. Environment Chair John Murphy said: “It is very important that farmers and rural communities take the time to complete the online questionnaire and provide feedback to the Climate Conversation which will feed into, and shape, […]

Cabinet told that climate is reaching tipping points

Minister Ryan outlines stark overview of the rapid rate that climate is breaking down and the policy responses that can help ensure Ireland is prepared Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, today informed Government that the climate is already reaching key tipping points, defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) […]

Agriculture Can Achieve Emissions Reduction Target

In a press release by the IFA on Tuesday 28th May 2024, Environment chair John Murphy said that “if all additional measures set out in Climate Action Plan 2024 are implemented, agriculture can achieve our 25% emissions reduction target for 2030.” This statement was sparked by a press release by the EPA which showed that […]

New Climate and Engagement Campaign launched – a first of its kind globally

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan today (Thursday, 28 March) launched Climate Actions Work – a new, first of its kind national engagement and communications campaign to support and encourage action on climate and community resilience over the coming year. The new engagement campaign will focus on hearing from, and working with, […]

People in Ireland continue to be positive about benefits of climate action

The results of the second wave of the EPA’s Climate Change in the Irish Mind survey show: Consistent with the previous study, findings show widespread agreement on many climate change attitudes and strong majority support for climate action. 81 percent of people in Ireland are worried about climate change and 75 percent think extreme weather […]

People in Ireland support climate policies, with some opposition specific to local concerns and issues

People in Ireland feel that ‘others’ – such as future generations or people far away – are more threatened by climate change than themselves in the here and now. This means that many people underestimate the immediate risks and already-occurring effects of climate change here in Ireland. The youngest adults (18-24 years) consistently exhibit significantly higher […]

New Climate Youth Delegate appointed

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD, in collaboration with the National Youth Council of Ireland, is delighted to announce that Ireland has officially launched its annual Climate Youth Delegate Programme and has appointed a new Climate Youth Delegate for 2023-2024.   Jenny Salmon, a Bachelor of Law student in Trinity […]

Minister Ryan welcomes hugely positive provisional results of first offshore wind auction

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has today welcomed the provisional results of the first offshore wind auction under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (ORESS 1). The results mark a breakthrough moment for Ireland’s offshore wind future.   ORESS is an auction-based process which invites renewable energy projects to compete against […]

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