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# climate-action - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

'The impact of our actions on the planet is undeniable': Government launches Climate Action Bill

The 30-year programme commits to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

# climate-action - Friday 25 September, 2020

Greta Thunberg joins demonstrators outside Swedish Parliament for day of global climate protests

Thunberg started her solo protests outside Sweden’s parliament in Stockholm on 20 August 2018.

# climate-action - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

'It will start getting cooler': Donald Trump dismisses climate change as cause of US wildfires

At least 35 people have died as wildfires blaze in the western states of California, Oregon and Washington.

# climate-action - Friday 4 September, 2020

Ban on some single-use plastic and levy on disposable cups: The government's plan to tackle waste

The five-year plan aims to “place Ireland at the vanguard of EU efforts”.

# climate-action - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Climate activists glue themselves to the ground in London and block road around Parliament

Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion marked the third of 10 days of disruption in the city.

# climate-action - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution Exclusive

We examine the key roadblocks that have limited small-scale solar power and if enough is now being done to hit impending EU targets.

# climate-action - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government

There are big challenges ahead. Here’s what to look out for.

# climate-action - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Thunberg urges world to tackle climate change with same urgency as coronavirus

The teenager hopes coronavirus will open up the discussion about deaths caused by climate change.

# climate-action - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Bord Na Mona to end peat harvesting, with €5 million going towards bog rehabilitation

No compulsory redundancies are expected, as workers will be retrained to work in bog rehabilitation

# climate-action - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Greenhouse gas emissions from Irish power generation and industrial companies fell by 8.7% last year

Aviation emissions from flights within the European Economic Area to Ireland rose by 2.8%.

# climate-action - Friday 28 February, 2020

Greta Thunberg tells Bristol climate rally she 'will not be silent while world is on fire’

Thunberg was the headline speaker at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate on College Green, Bristol.

# climate-action - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

'Banning children being driven to school' would improve air quality, says DCC official

Brendan O’ Brien says it’s a hypothetical idea but would force solutions to be found.

# climate-action - Monday 17 February, 2020

Extinction Rebellion digs up Cambridge college lawn in environmental protest

Extinction Rebellion cited the college’s ‘ties with fossil fuel companies’ in its reasoning.

# climate-action - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'I do feel let down': Midlands Bord na Móna workers in documentary on peat transition

The documentary will be aired at 9.30pm on TG4 tonight.

# climate-action - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit

The party launched its climate action manifesto in Dublin today.

# climate-action - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Extinction Rebellion activists canvass in Dublin ahead of General Election

Canvassers said they were not recommending any particular political party on doorsteps.

# climate-action - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

'We simply cannot waste any more time': Prince Charles meets Greta Thunberg in Davos

President Donald Trump left the Swiss resort expressing regret he didn’t meet Thunberg.

# climate-action - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

'They can't go green if they're in the red': Farmers won't become climate-friendly if subsidies are cut, warns IFA

The comments come on the same day Fine Gael launched its agriculture plans ahead of the upcoming election.

# climate-action - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Government departments now 'carbon taxed' on air travel

The tax will be paid into the government’s Climate Action Fund every year.

# climate-action - Monday 30 December, 2019

Motorists 'should reassess electric' when buying new cars as laws banning petrol, diesel cars being drafted

The minister said grants and subsidies will be removed ‘in due course’ for motorists buying electric vehicles.

Mandatory brown bin collections could be introduced under new waste strategy

The government will also examine expanding the range of items allowed in the green bin and banning bulky waste from landfill.

# climate-action - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Ramp up in wind energy needed to meet electricity demand from data centres and electric cars, says Varadkar

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources must rise from 30% to 70% by 2030.

# climate-action - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Ireland doing enough to tackle climate change?

Richard Bruton is set to tell a climate summit that Ireland will play its part in dealing with climate change.

Bruton says country determined to play its part on climate as Ireland ranked lowest on action

Bruton’s is travelling to the COP25 climate summit in Madrid today.

# climate-action - Friday 6 December, 2019

Can rented homes be made more energy efficient? You're being asked to give your view

One of the options outlined in the consultation open from today is to encourage a wider use of green leases.

# climate-action - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Irish newspaper coverage of climate change low by European standards and 'predominantly political'

Research found that climate science was generally not contested in Irish reporting.

# climate-action - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Ireland has spent €121m on carbon credits due to failure to reach emissions targets

The government will have to pay out additional funds next year.

# climate-action - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Debate about what ESB and Bord na Móna workers will do next should have started 'years ago', says union boss

How Bord na Mona and ESB workers are treated is a major test for policymakers, says Ictu.

Grandmother launches hunger strike at Dáil gates in protest over Ireland's climate policies

Patricia Devlin (73) is taking on the four-day strike in hopes of meeting Environment Minister Richard Bruton.

# climate-action - Saturday 16 November, 2019

SF motion to prevent 5G rollout defeated, while party votes to ban balloon releases

The motion called for a review to establish the “independent facts” about the possible health impact of 5G rollout.

Youth Assembly presents minister with recommendations on climate change after Dáil debate

More than 150 young people between the ages of 10 and 17 discussed climate issues facing Ireland in the Dáil yesterday.

# climate-action - Friday 15 November, 2019

The security and sustainability of Ireland's energy is set to be reviewed

Ireland will be aiming to generate 70% of its electricity through renewable methods, Minister Bruton said.

# climate-action - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Opinion: Our forests could be a brilliant antidote for our reliance on fossil fuels - here’s why

Investing in nature holds countless benefits, says Professor Kevin O’Connor.

# climate-action - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Overwhelmed by climate change? Here are some practical ways to help tackle it

Engaging the political system will be more powerful than lifestyle changes, says Dr Cara Augustenborg.

# climate-action - Monday 11 November, 2019

Ireland's ecosystem is home to almost 16,500 species - here are 7 you may not have spotted

And importantly, how you can protect some of them.

# climate-action - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Philip Boucher-Hayes: What to expect from an RTÉ programme about the climate crisis

The journalist has spearheaded a programme on Ireland’s climate crisis to be aired on RTÉ1 this Tuesday.

# climate-action - Friday 8 November, 2019

Jobs losses for the midlands as ESB announces closure of two peat plants

It comes following the refusal of planning permission sought through An Bord Pleanála.

# climate-action - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Ban on Extinction Rebellion protests was unlawful, UK court rules

It follows a ban on protests in Trafalgar Square during two weeks of demonstrations in October.

# climate-action - Monday 4 November, 2019

Protesters plan 'bikini & shorts' protest over Taoiseach 'positive' climate change remarks

Varadkar said one of the benefits to climate change is warmer winters.

# climate-action - Friday 1 November, 2019

Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste

Minister Richard Bruton said he has met with all supermarket chains about reducing their waste.

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